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December 18, 2019

Equitable Growth organizes endorsement by 58 scholars of Measuring Real Income Growth Act

Among endorsees are former chair of the Federal Reserve, two former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers, two Nobel laureates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2019 CONTACT: Erica Handloff, 202-746-5747 Washington — Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced 58 economists and other social scientists—including two Nobel laureates, two former chairs of […]

November 1, 2019

Equitable Growth to Release Resource on Economic Inequality and Growth to Inform 2020 Policy Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2019 CONTACT: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 WASHINGTON – Today, at its Vision 2020 conference, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced that in January, it will release a compilation of 20 innovative, evidence-based, and concrete ideas to shape the 2020 policy debate. Several of the contributors to the essay collection […]

October 28, 2019

Equitable Growth Announces Claudia Sahm as New Director of Macroeconomic Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2019 CONTACT: Elena Waskey, 202-545-3357 WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that Claudia Sahm will join the organization in November as its new director of macroeconomic policy. She is currently a section chief at the Federal Reserve Board. “As a member of our research advisory […]

October 16, 2019

Statement by Heather Boushey on congressional hearing about measuring U.S. economic inequality

The Congressional Joint Economic Committee today is holding the first-ever hearing to discuss new proposals to measure who prospers when the U.S. economy grows, an acknowledgement that Gross Domestic Product growth is no longer a sufficient measure for understanding the health of our economy. Congress has already taken a number of actions to press the […]

October 16, 2019

New Report Reveals Harsh Reality of Unstable Work Schedules on Workers, Families

30,000-person survey found women, people of color among hardest hit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2019 AT 5:00 AM CONTACT: Giovanni Rocco, 202-753-6521 Washington, D.C. – New research released today by The Shift Project at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley offers unprecedented insight into the […]

October 15, 2019

Experts Call for a Greater Focus on the Economy in the Fourth Democratic Debate; Warn Against Relying on Faulty Economic Ideas

Author: Heather Boushey Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the fourth Democratic primary presidential debate, Dr. Heather Boushey, president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth; Chris Hughes, co-chair of the Economic Security Project; Michael Linden, executive director of the Groundwork Collaborative; and Dr. Felicia Wong, president and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute—released the […]

September 13, 2019

Washington Center for Equitable Growth invests more than $200,000 to explore effects of paid family leave

Research will focus on how state-level policies have affected labor market participation, health outcomes Washington, D.C. – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that it will award $225,800 to two research teams to explore the effects of state-level paid family and medical leave policies on labor market participation and drug-related outcomes. “The topics […]

August 26, 2019

Washington Center for Equitable Growth awards more than $1 million to scholars exploring how economic inequality affects economic growth

New research will focus on inequality’s effects on human capital, tax policy, market concentration, and the labor market Washington, D.C. – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that it will award more than $1 million across nearly 30 grants to economists and social scientists investigating whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth […]

July 1, 2019

New data show top 10 percent saw income gains five times as large as bottom 50 percent since 1979

Data underscore the need for changes to how GDP is measured FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2019 Contact: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 or WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth released new data this morning revealing how the economy performed for Americans up and down the income ladder in 2015 and 2016. The new […]

June 6, 2019

Statement on the passing of our founding funder, Herb Sandler

Herbert Sandler, whose death we deeply mourn, never had a title at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. But this organization, with its mission of advancing evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth, would not exist without the support and leadership of Herb and the Sandler Foundation. In 2014, Equitable […]