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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 […]

June 16, 2020

More than 150 economists tell Congress: More relief needed to avoid ‘prolonged suffering’ and ‘stunted economic growth’

Led by Ben Bernanke, Heather Boushey, and Cecilia Rouse, statement endorsers include two former chairs of the Federal Reserve, four former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers, and two Nobel laureates, among others FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Erica Handloff, WASHINGTON – Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth released a statement imploring Congress to […]

June 4, 2020

Statement on structural racism and economic inequality in the United States

Following is a statement from Heather Boushey, president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth: At Equitable Growth, we stand with our Black colleagues and Black families across the country who every day shoulder the legacy of White supremacy and systemic violence older than the United States itself. We condemn the recent murders […]

April 22, 2020

Think Tank Leaders Respond to Senate Bill, Reiterate Call for Congress to Step Up to Meet Scale of Crisis and Help Workers, Families, and the Economy

“The legislation that just passed the Senate is a small, but wholly insufficient, step in the right direction.” “This is not a moment for small measures or early declarations of victory. Congress must get to work immediately on additional legislation.” Washington, DC – Today, following the Senate passage of interim coronavirus response legislation, leaders of […]