Nick Bunker
Nick Bunker

Head of Research, North America

Indeed

Nick Bunker is the head of research, North America, for Indeed.com. He was previously a senior policy analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Bunker holds a B.S.F.S. in international economics from Georgetown University.

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Puzzling over U.S. wage growth

LaborTax & Macroeconomics
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JOLTS Day Graphs: March 2018 Report Edition

Labor
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Weekend reading: “jobs and skills” edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: April 2018 Report Edition

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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How inequalities of wealth matter for consumption

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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JOLTS Day Graphs: February 2018 Report Edition

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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Issue brief: Employers may be behind the problems with U.S. hiring

Labor
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Weekend reading: “monopsony and March jobs market” edition

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The flat Phillips Curve and U.S. labor’s share of income

LaborTax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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JOLTS Day Graphs: January 2018 Report Edition

Labor
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What would lead to monetary overshooting by the Fed?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Weekend reading: “Gluts, booms, and crashes” edition

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Understanding the importance of household credit in high-income economies

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Credit & Debt
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Weekend reading: “diminishing demand” edition

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How income inequality may affect U.S. interest rates

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Weekend reading: “A jolt in the markets” edition

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How does unconditional cash affect the labor market?

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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JOLTS Day Graphs: December 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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Who benefits from the booming U.S. stock market?

Inequality & Mobility
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JOLTS Day Graphs: November 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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#ASSA2018: Day three roundup

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#ASSA2018: Day two roundup

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#ASSA2018: Day one roundup

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The 10 most popular Value Added posts of 2017

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JOLTS Day Graphs: October 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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Weekend reading: “Last minute edits” edition

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Ten years after the beginning of the Great Recession, is it time to abandon the natural rate hypothesis?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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The blueprint for a perpetual wealth machine for the very richest U.S. families

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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JOLTS Day Graphs: September 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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Weekend reading: “Winners, losers, and tax plans” edition

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Policy rules and central bank independence

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Weekend reading: tax “reform” edition

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Just how tight is the U.S. labor market?

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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JOLTS Day Graphs: August 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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The forces behind the highly unequal U.S. wealth distribution

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Old companies may be slowing down the U.S. economy

Labor
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Weekend reading: “Triennial data release” edition

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An update on the state of wealth inequality in the United States

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Weekend reading: “Discussing distributional tables” edition

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Another lesson from the 1930s for the Federal Reserve

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Markups, macroeconomics, and the changing U.S. economy

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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JOLTS Day Graphs: July 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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Weekend reading: “One inequality measure to rule them all?” edition

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When the next recession hits, how will fiscal stimulus affect government debt sustainability?

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Weekend reading: “Jolting news this week!” edition

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The importance of equitable growth for future mobility in the United States

Inequality & Mobility
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JOLTS Day Graphs: June 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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Measuring potential GDP in the United States, and the case for emphasizing demand in monetary policy

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Weekend reading: “Watching the labor market flows go” edition

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Weekend reading: “Boosting the competition” edition

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Recessions, recoveries, and racial employment gaps in the United States

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Is declining competition causing slow U.S. business investment growth?

Competition
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Weekend reading: “Let’s make this post more democratically accountable” edition

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Must-Read: Ryan Avent: Making Monetary Policy Great Again

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Are economic boom-and-bust cycles stronger when capital is more available?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Credit & Debt
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JOLTS Day Graphs: May 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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Weekend reading: “Post-Jobs Day” edition

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Equity, efficiency and education spending in the United States

Families
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Weekend reading: “If you liked those links, check out these” edition

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Is the Fed being misguided by the Phillips curve?

LaborTax & Macroeconomics
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Weekend reading: Shifting targets edition

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Time for the Fed to look beyond 2 percent target inflation?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Who loses disability insurance when it’s harder to apply?

Families
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JOLTS Day Graphs: April 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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Monetary policy via income redistribution

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Weekend reading: “Unstable incomes, uncertain world” edition

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What unconventional policies are likely to stay in central bankers’ toolkits?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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U.S. over-education and underemployment over the course of a lifetime

Labor
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Just how big does the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet need to be?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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A reminder on the current size of the gig economy

LaborInequality & Mobility
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Home is where the government subsidy is

Tax & MacroeconomicsFamilies
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How the opening to China may have partially fueled the U.S. housing bubble

Tax & MacroeconomicsFamilies
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JOLTS Day Graphs: March 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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Changes in U.S. lifetime income inequality

Inequality & Mobility
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Some very worrying trends in U.S. lifetime income growth

Inequality & Mobility
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What’s going to reduce U.S. corporate savings?

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Should policymakers worry about the level of debt or the pace of credit growth?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Credit & Debt
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Weekend reading: “Link pass-through entity” edition

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Macro-prudential financial regulations versus capital controls

Tax & Macroeconomics
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What would rules-based monetary policy look like?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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U.S. income inequality trends in the 21st century

Inequality & Mobility
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Weekend reading: “This post has intangible assets” edition

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A new way to look at how U.S. firms affect their workers’ pay now and in the future

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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JOLTS Day Graphs: February 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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How corporate profit-shifting distorts the measurement of U.S. productivity

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Weekend reading: “Diversity, discrimination, and wage gaps” edition

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Time for an inflation rethink?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Weekend reading: “Looking to Alaska” edition

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Another take on declining productivity growth in high-income countries

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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What kind of fiscal policy works best at the zero lower bound?

Tax & Macroeconomics
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How life experiences affect the views of U.S. monetary policymakers

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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JOLTS Day Graphs: January 2017 Report Edition

Labor
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Changing sources of inflationary pressures in the United States

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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A potentially new and rising concern: inflation inequality in the United States

Inequality & Mobility
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Weekend reading: “Time to mark this up” edition

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The connection between U.S. unemployment and rising opioid abuse

FamiliesLabor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Health
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Weekend reading: “From gender norms to level targeting” edition

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Thinking about levels when it comes to macroeconomic policy targets

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Declining business dynamism and illusive allocative efficiency

CompetitionTax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Concentration
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Weekend reading: “Adjusting to the new borders” edition

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What’s the problem a U.S. corporate tax cut will solve?

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Modeling the decline in U.S. interest rates

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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Weekend reading: “low probability event” edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: December 2016 Report Edition

Labor
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What’s behind the decline in U.S. interest rates?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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An uncertain time at the Federal Reserve

Tax & MacroeconomicsLabor
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Weekend reading: the fiscal multipliers, childcare, and maximum employment edition

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Demographics, robots, and global economic growth

Inequality & MobilityTax & MacroeconomicsLabor
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When recessions happen, who’s most at risk?

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Outsourcing and rising wage inequality in the United States and Germany

Labor
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Weekend reading: “Thawing out from #ASSA2017” edition

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Rising U.S. business concentration and the decline in labor’s share of income

CompetitionLabor
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#ASSA2017 Day 3 roundup

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#ASSA2017 Day 2 roundup

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#ASSA2017: Day 1 roundup

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U.S labor market tightness, hiring, and the decline in job switching

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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The 10 most popular Value Added posts of 2016

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Weekend reading: “Disaggregating data” edition

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Is U.S. investment capital flowing to the best possible destinations?

Tax & Macroeconomics
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What could boost U.S. business investment?

CompetitionTax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Concentration
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Weekend reading: “Distributional national accounts and declining mobility” edition

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The importance of equitable growth to absolute mobility in the United States

Inequality & Mobility
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How tight is the U.S. labor market? And how tight do we want it?

LaborInequality & Mobility
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Lack of market competition, rising profits, and a new way to look at the division of income in the United States

CompetitionTax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Concentration
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An update on the U.S. labor market from the September JOLTS report

Labor
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Weekend reading: “Delivering equitable growth” edition

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Technological change and upskilling in the labor market

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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Business taxation, retained earnings, and measuring income inequality

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
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Recessions happen. But how often?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Weekend reading: “Flexing market power” edition

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Is monopsony important for understanding the U.S. labor market?

CompetitionLabor
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What does macroeconomic policy look like when people aren’t perfectly rational?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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New research on market power and productivity

Competition
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Concentration
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Weekend reading: “Supply and demand aggregated together” edition

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What are the effects of cash transfers on U.S. workers across generations?

FamiliesLabor
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Yellen poses important post-Great Recession macroeconomic questions

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Weekend reading: “You’ve contracted out your reading links” edition

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How much bigger can the U.S. labor force get?

Labor
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A Nobel Prize for modeling contracts

CompetitionLabor
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Do extended U.S. unemployment insurance benefits reduce employment?

Labor
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Weekend reading: “Antitrust in the 21st Century” edition

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Why do long-term unemployed Americans face difficulties finding jobs?

LaborTax & Macroeconomics
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Thinking about U.S. antitrust enforcement in the 21st century

CompetitionLabor
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Weekend reading: “Working on the supply chain” edition

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Geographic mismatch might not be a big deal for U.S. unemployment

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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What’s the optimal tax for capital income?

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Underemployment for recent U.S. college graduates

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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Weekend reading: “Grantee conference week” edition

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Declining U.S. labor mobility is about more than geography

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Equitable Growth’s inaugural grantee conference

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Unemployment and models of U.S. consumption

Labor
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Weekend reading: “the indispensable U.S. corporate income tax” edition

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The private sector offers up new U.S. home mortgage options

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Credit & Debt
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Who pays U.S. taxes on inheritances?

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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How intensely are U.S. employers looking for workers?

Labor
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Weekend reading: “Read this in 3D” edition

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The U.S. corporate income tax in a time of high profits

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Inequality of income, wealth, or consumption? How about all three?

Inequality & Mobility
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Weekend reading: “Climbing out the Jackson Hole” edition

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Looking beyond GDP when measuring welfare

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
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How often do Americans not pay federal taxes and receive government assistance?

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Only a hint of new thinking at Jackson Hole

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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How U.S. consumption behavior changes during recessions

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Retiring in the United States amid low interest rates

FamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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Weekend reading: “Rich spatial controls” edition

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Subprime auto loans are not the second coming of the U.S. mortgage crisis

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Credit & Debt
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Would cutting the U.S. corporate income tax boost wages significantly?

Tax & MacroeconomicsLabor
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Why slightly higher inflation might benefit the U.S. economy

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Weekend reading: “Accelerating wage growth is here” edition

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Persistent economic disadvantage and education inequality in the United States

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Federal budget deficits, U.S. interest rates, and rates of return

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Does stronger wage growth mean it’s time to hike interest rates?

Tax & MacroeconomicsLabor
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Weekend reading: “How many Big Macs will that minimum wage buy?” edition

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The permanent income hypothesis, wealth inequality, and anti-recessionary stimulus

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Protecting against risk can help boost U.S. entrepreneurship

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Did the Great Recession reduce U.S. productivity growth?

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Weekend reading: “Luck of the Irish GDP” edition

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Weekend reading: “Slipping on rungs of the income ladder” edition

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How other nations handle student debt and what the United States could learn from them

FamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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A graphical update on the latest data on the U.S. jobs market

Labor
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Technological change and the future demand for labor

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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The potential costs of “short-termism” to U.S. economic growth

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
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Weekend reading: “June jobs day” edition

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Have mutual funds boosted CEO pay in the United States?

CompetitionInequality & Mobility
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The importance of childhood education and the birth lottery for U.S. innovation

Inequality & Mobility
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Weekend reading: Celebrating U.S. independence edition

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The continued rigidity of wages in the United States

LaborTax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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How the U.S. housing boom hid weaknesses in the labor market

Labor
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The roles of firms and pay decisions in rising U.S. income inequality

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Weekend reading: “Heading for the Brexits” edition

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Making automatic stabilizers more effective for the next U.S. recession

Tax & MacroeconomicsLabor
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What’s behind the decline in male labor force participation in the United States?

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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International capital flows and secular stagnation

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Determining the natural rate of interest

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Weekend reading: Job openings, the state of women, the No-Job-Loss criterion, and more!

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How wealth and income inequality may affect U.S. economic downturns

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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ICYMI: Heather Boushey’s remarks at The White House United State of Women Summit

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Are U.S. government economic surveys reaching the right mix of respondents?

Inequality & Mobility
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: GDP 2.0
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U.S. labor market frictions and occupational licensing

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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The open questions about the rise of U.S. job openings

Labor