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August 28, 2018
By Equitable Growth,

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth applauds the introduction of the “Measuring Real Income Growth Act of 2018”

Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the “Measuring Real Income Growth Act of 2018” today, which directs the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to report on how the benefits of economic growth in the United States are divided between low-, middle-, and high-income families. The bill implements, in part, the policy agenda […]

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August 28, 2018

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth applauds the introduction of the “Measuring Real Income Growth Act of 2018”

Landmark legislation directs federal agency to report on the state of economic inequality in the United States FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 or ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org Washington, D.C.—Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the “Measuring Real Income Growth Act of 2018” today, which directs the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to report […]

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November 24, 2014

An appreciation of Robert Solow

President Obama today is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a number of accomplished Americans, including Robert Solow, Institute Professor, emeritus and Professor of Economics, emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nobel Laureate in Economics, and a member of Equitable Growth’s Steering Committee Robert Solow’s name is familiar to anyone who’s taken an […]

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October 17, 2014

Janet Yellen and the “building blocks” of opportunity

Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve, spoke at a conference earlier today hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on the topic of economic opportunity in the United States. Yellen centered her speech on various “building blocks” of opportunity she believes are important, then highlighted some ways that economic inequality interacts with […]

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July 16, 2018
By Equitable Growth,

Measuring U.S. economic growth

Each quarter, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its Gross Domestic Product report, which measures the value of goods and services produced in the United States. These numbers drive our national conversation about economic growth, yet they provide precious little information about the well-being of most Americans. The solution is to add a distributional […]

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February 18, 2020
By Heather Boushey,

New measurement for a new economy

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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September 11, 2019
By Heather Boushey,

Equitable Growth CEO’s written testimony at California Future of Work Commission

Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy Heather Boushey California Future of Work Commission September 10, 2019 On Sept. 10, 2019, Heather Boushey, president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, participated in a discussion hosted by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as part of his Future of Work Commission. Below are her written remarks. […]

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September 18, 2014
By Heather Boushey,

Building a strong foundation for the U.S. economy

The U.S. economy experienced several structural shifts over the past several decades, including a large increase in inequality across a variety of dimensions. Despite headlines about inequality as a single issue, there are several aspects to the phenomenon. To be sure, incomes are skyrocketing among the top earners, income growth for the middle class is […]

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May 8, 2017
By Nick Bunker,

Changes in U.S. lifetime income inequality

New research shows the significant decline in lifetime income growth for most men in the United States over the past six decades and provides some evidence that the gains for women in the second half of the past century may soon be giving way to declining lifetime income growth, too. This is the main thrust […]