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March 12, 2021

Equitable Growth responds to passage of American Rescue Plan

Drawing on lessons learned from Great Recession, legislation provides much-needed support for workers and families FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 12, 2021CONTACT:Erica Handloff, 202-746-5747 WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden yesterday signed the American Rescue Plan, which provides $1.9 trillion in critical public health investments to fight COVID-19, support struggling families, and grant aid to states, localities, […]

February 1, 2021

Economic Think Tanks’ Letter to Congressional Leaders on the COVID Rescue Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2021Contact: Erica Handloff, Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, and Leader McCarthy: In the midst of our ongoing health and economic crises that have left millions unable to pay their bills, policymakers need to take bold action to bolster our economy, reduce hardship, and forge a path to an equitable […]

December 11, 2020

Washington Center for Equitable Growth CEO Joins Biden-Harris Transition Team, Search for New CEO Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 11, 2020Contact: Elena Waskey, WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a nonprofit research and grantmaking institution with a mission to accelerate research on how economic inequality affects growth and stability, announced today that its President and CEO Heather Boushey has resigned effective Friday, December 11. Boushey will immediately join President-elect […]

December 7, 2020

Washington Center for Equitable Growth brings together scholars, policymakers for third biennial grantee conference

Equitable Growth 2021: People and Research Advancing Economic Evidence elevates research on economic inequality and its effects on economic growth and stability FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 7, 2020Contact: Erica Handloff, WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth kicked off its third grantee conference, Equitable Growth 2021: People and Research Advancing Economic Evidence. […]

November 30, 2020

Equitable Growth CEO to depart for role with new administration

Boushey will serve as a member of the President-elect’s Council of Economic Advisers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 30, 2020CONTACT:Elena Waskey, WASHINGTON—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that President and CEO Heather Boushey will accept an appointment as a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers. “I greatly look forward to working […]

November 19, 2020

Equitable Growth releases policy agenda for U.S. antitrust enforcement

New report aims to restore competition in next administration, new Congress FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020CONTACT:Erica Handloff, WASHINGTON – Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth released a new report outlining a roadmap for the next administration and the incoming 117th Congress to address rising market power and restore a competitive U.S. economy. The […]

October 28, 2020

Lisa Cook, Hilary Hoynes, Atif Mian join Equitable Growth Steering Committee

New members to support organization’s efforts to advance evidence-backed policies and ideas to promote strong, stable, broadly shared growth CONTACT:Erica Handloff, WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that three distinguished economists—Lisa D. Cook of Michigan State University, Hilary Hoynes of the University of California, Berkeley, and Atif Mian of Princeton University—have […]

August 31, 2020

Washington Center for Equitable Growth awards $1.1 million to scholars exploring how economic inequality impacts economic growth and stability

New round of grants places a particular emphasis on racial and ethnic elements of inequality, economic mobility, the impact of domestic outsourcing, market concentration, and climate and the environment CONTACT:Erica Handloff, Washington, D.C. – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that it will award research grants totaling $1,074,060 to seek evidence on important issues […]

July 22, 2020

Statement on Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

Washington, DC – When Congress passed the CARES Act in March, leaders of many progressive organizations supported their efforts to provide relief to millions of people across America, while acknowledging that the CARES Act was an initial step, but wholly insufficient on its own, to address the massive economic crisis catalyzed by COVID-19. In the ensuing […]

July 22, 2020

Equitable Growth awards more than $250,000 for new research on paid leave

Researchers will explore how paid leave affects engines of economic growth in the United States CONTACT:Giovanni WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced it will award $267,500 to four research teams exploring three core areas of paid leave policies in the United States: medical leave, caregiving leave, and employer responses to […]