Austin Clemens
Austin Clemens

Director of Economic Measurement Policy

Equitable Growth

Austin Clemens is the director of economic measurement policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Austin was an assistant research scientist at the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University where he researched criminal justice policy. Clemens holds a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Texas and a doctorate in political science from the University of Georgia. His work has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Smithsonian magazine, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Business and Politics.

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GDP 2.0

Authored By Austin Clemens

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The rising number of U.S. households with burdensome student debt calls for a federal response

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Can policymakers reverse the unequal decline in middle-age U.S. homeownership rates?

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityFamilies
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Equitable Growth’s Household Pulse graphs: September 16–28 Edition

Inequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

New wealth data show that the economic expansion after the Great Recession was a wealthless recovery for many U.S. households

Inequality & Mobility
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Equitable Growth’s household pulse graphs: September 2–14 edition

Inequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

Structural racism and the coronavirus recession highlight why more and better U.S. data need to be widely disaggregated by race and ethnicity

Inequality & Mobility
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What is Gross Domestic Product, and what does it measure?

Inequality & Mobility
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A generational perspective on recent U.S. homeownership divergence by income and race

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityFamilies
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: June 2020 Report Edition

LaborInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

Data will provide accountability to ensure the U.S. economic recovery is shared broadly

Inequality & Mobility
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TOPICS: GDP 2.0
Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of disaggregating U.S. data by race and ethnicity

Inequality & Mobility
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New distributional snapshot of U.S. personal income is a landmark federal statistical product

Inequality & Mobility
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TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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Gross Domestic Product sets the tone of the U.S. economic debate while leaving working- and middle-class families behind

Inequality & Mobility
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: January 2020 Report Edition

Labor
TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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To move beyond GDP, put alternatives front and center

Inequality & Mobility
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TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: December 2019 Report Edition

Labor
TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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JOLTS Day Graphs: October 2019 Report Edition

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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Eight graphs that tell the story of U.S. economic inequality

Inequality & Mobility
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JOLTS Day Graphs: September 2019 Report Edition

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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GDP 2.0: Measuring who prospers when the U.S. economy grows

Inequality & Mobility
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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JOLTS Day Graphs: August 2019 Report Edition

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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The death of the Phillips Curve is the time to lift up new economic indicators

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Interactive: Comparing wages within and across demographic groups in the United States

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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New data reveal how U.S. economic growth is divided

Inequality & Mobility
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TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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U.S. Congress asks Bureau of Economic Analysis to disaggregate GDP growth data

Inequality & Mobility
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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State of the Union speech highlights the need for more precise data on U.S. economic growth

Inequality & Mobility
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Progress toward consensus on measuring U.S. income inequality

Inequality & Mobility
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JOLTS Day Graphs: November 2018 Report Edition

Labor
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: December 2018 Report Edition

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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JOLTS Day Graphs: October 2018 Report Edition

Labor
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: November 2018 Report Edition

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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Measurement matters. An equitable economy is impossible without it.

Inequality & Mobility
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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U.S. income growth has been stagnant. To what degree depends on how you measure it.

Inequality & Mobility
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JOLTS Day Graphs: September 2018 Report Edition

Labor
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: October 2018 Report Edition

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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JOLTS Day Graphs: August 2018 Report Edition

Labor
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In an age of inequality, aggregate and mean economic statistics don’t tell us enough

Inequality & Mobility
TOPICS: GDP 2.0, Poverty
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JOLTS Day Graphs: July 2018 Report Edition

Labor
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: August 2018 Report Edition

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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JOLTS Day Graphs: June 2018 Report Edition

Labor
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: July 2018 Report Edition

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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JOLTS Day Graphs: May 2018 Report Edition

Labor
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: June 2018 Report Edition

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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Realizing the promise of place-based economics requires more and better data from across the United States

Inequality & Mobility
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Policymakers can’t tackle inequitable growth if it isn’t measured

Inequality & Mobility
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: April 2018 Report Edition

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Disaggregating growth

Inequality & Mobility
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New worldwide report on inequality shows how the United States compares

Inequality & Mobility
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What if we took equity into account when measuring economic growth?

Inequality & Mobility
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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Here’s why you should interpret tomorrow’s GDP growth estimate skeptically

Inequality & Mobility
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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Latest official estimates underreport extent of inequality in the U.S.

Inequality & Mobility
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Previewing tomorrow’s annual income and poverty report

Inequality & Mobility
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New report on evidence-based policymaking boasts recommendations that Congress must take seriously

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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No one measure of inequality tells the whole story–income, wealth, and consumption should be considered together

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Will the United States give up on data collection?

Inequality & Mobility
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TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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The once and future measurement of economic inequality in the United States

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Economic insecurity rises around childbirth, explained in four charts

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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New analysis shows it is more difficult for workers to move up the income ladder

LaborInequality & Mobility
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Another interactive look at changes in U.S. labor force participation

Labor
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An interactive history of U.S. labor force participation

Labor
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Interactive: The changing economics of the American family

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Interactive: A new look at who earns what in the United States

Inequality & Mobility
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Interactive: How much have U.S. earnings grown since 2007?

Labor
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A snapshot of the long-term impacts of universal prekindergarten

Families
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What happened to the job ladder in the 21st century?

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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The cruel game of musical chairs in the U.S. labor market

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility

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