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April 13, 2018

Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey is co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, which was launched in 2013. She served as the President & CEO and a Steering Committee member from 2013–2020. Currently, she serves as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Biden administration. She is one of the nation’s most influential voices on […]

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October 15, 2014

If not r > g, what’s behind rising wealth inequality?

The Initiative on Global Markets at the University of Chicago yesterday released a survey of a panel of highly regarded economists asking about rising wealth inequality. Specifically, IGM asked if the difference between the after-tax rate of return on capital and the growth rate of the overall economy was the “most powerful force pushing towards […]

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December 31, 2018
By Equitable Growth,

Equitable Growth’s Top 12 of 2018

If you follow Equitable Growth on Twitter, you know that we have spent the last 12 days of 2018 counting down the year’s top posts on our new website. Today, we are revealing our #1 post. And here is a list of all our top 12. Number 12 The effects of wealth taxation on wealth […]

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March 17, 2016

Branko Milanovic presents “Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization”

Please join the Washington Center for Equitable Growth on Tuesday, March 29 at 9:30a.m. for a presentation by Branko Milanovic on the findings of his new book, “Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization.” “Global Inequality” is a comprehensive addition to the growing popular literature on inequality, expanding the scope of existing […]

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January 14, 2021
By Ioana Marinescu,

Boosting wages when U.S. labor markets are not competitive

This essay is part of Boosting Wages for U.S. Workers in the New Economy, a compilation of 10 essays from leading economic thinkers who explore alternative policies for boosting wages and living standards, rooted in different structures that contribute to stagnant and unequal wages. The authors in the new book demonstrate that efforts to improve […]

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June 12, 2015

Weekend reading

This is a weekly post we publish on Fridays with links to articles we think anyone interested in equitable growth should be reading. We won’t be the first to share these articles, but we hope by taking a look back at the whole week we can put them in context. Links University of Michigan’s Susan […]

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March 27, 2015

Weekend reading

This is a weekly post we publish on Fridays with links to articles we think anyone interested in equitable growth should be reading. We won’t be the first to share these articles, but we hope by taking a look back at the whole week we can put them in context. Links Noah Smith argues that […]

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February 18, 2020
By Sydnee Caldwell, Suresh Naidu,

Wage and employment implications of U.S. labor market monopsony and possible policy solutions

This essay is part of Vision 2020: Evidence for a stronger economy, a compilation of 21 essays presenting innovative, evidence-based, and concrete ideas to shape the 2020 policy debate. The authors in the new book include preeminent economists, political scientists, and sociologists who use cutting-edge research methods to answer some of the thorniest economic questions […]

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May 12, 2017
By Kavya Vaghul,

Weekend reading: the #WorkingPaperTuesday edition

This is a weekly post we publish on Fridays with links to articles that touch on economic inequality and growth. The first section is a round-up of what Equitable Growth published this week and the second is the work we’re highlighting from elsewhere. We won’t be the first to share these articles, but we hope […]