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A strong economy is one that operates at its potential and delivers a high standard of living to the entire population. Monetary, fiscal, and tax policy all play important roles in determining the level and distribution of income, wealth, and other, broader measures of economic wellbeing. Equitable Growth promotes research to improve our understanding of how these policy tools can ensure the economy works for everyone, and reduce the impact of economic downturns.

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Tax evasion at the top of the U.S. income distribution and how to fight it

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Recession Ready

Recession Ready

Edited by Heather Boushey, Ryan Nunn, and Jay Shambaugh

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Experts on the issue

Grantee

Scott Duke Kominers

Harvard University

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Former Steering Committee

Janet L. Yellen

U.S. Department of the Treasury

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Grantee

Juliana Londono-Velez

University of California, Los Angeles

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Research Advisory Board

Nancy Birdsall

Center For Global Development

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Michael Ettlinger

University of New Hampshire

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