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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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Sleepwalking into depression: The economic response to COVID-19 in the United States

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Coronavirus Recession

Did the Paycheck Protection Program work for small businesses across the United States?

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The coronavirus recession highlights the importance of automatic stabilizers

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Misvaluations in local property tax assessments cause the tax burden to fall more heavily on Black, Latinx homeowners

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A modest tax reform proposal to roll back federal tax policy to 1997

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Net worth taxes: What they are and how they work

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The coronavirus recession is an opportunity to cancel all U.S. student loan debt

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Vision 2020

Equitable Growth webinar will explore bold policies to ensure a broad-based economic recovery

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Expert Focus: Leading Black scholars on U.S. economic inequality and growth

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Coronavirus Recession

Equitable Growth and The Hamilton Project bring together policymakers and academics to discuss how to fight the coronavirus recession

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Misvaluations in local property tax assessments cause the tax burden to fall more heavily on Black, Latinx homeowners

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The Assessment Gap: Racial Inequalities in Property Taxation

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Distribution Analysis as Welfare Analysis

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In Conversation with Mehrsa Baradaran

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Coronavirus Recession

Moving from Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation to a job losers’ stimulus program amid the coronavirus recession

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One year later: Recession Ready and the coronavirus recession

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Policy options for building resilient U.S. medical supply networks

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U.S. income inequality is worse and rising faster than policymakers probably realize

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Recession Ready

Recession Ready

Edited by Heather Boushey, Ryan Nunn, and Jay Shambaugh

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Stefanie Stantcheva

Harvard University

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Nathan Jensen

University of Texas at Austin

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Research Advisory Board

Nancy Birdsall

Center for Global Development

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Heather Boushey

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

President & CEO

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Kimberly A. Clausing

Reed College

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