New Economic Analysis

Increasing Education: What it Will & Will Not Do for Earnings

How will improving education change earnings and inequality? Brad Hershbein, Melissa Kearney & Lawrence Summers clarify the different elements of this debate.

Recent Event

Expanding Employment Opportunities

On March 11, THP hosted a forum focused on expanding employment opportunities. Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks. Panelists focused on reforming occupational licensing, strengthening unemployment insurance, and more.

Interactive Map

Share of Workforce Licensed, by State

Nearly 30% of workers in the United States need a license to perform their job. In a new interactive state-by-state map, THP highlights how licensing practices vary across the country.

Past Event

The Future of Work in the Age of the Machine

On February 19, THP convened academic experts and business leaders to discuss the future of work in the machine age. Featured panelists included Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson, Larry Summers, Laura Tyson, and many more.

Analysis & Interactive

Major Decisions: Graduates' Earnings Growth and Debt Repayment

In a new interactive feature & analysis, THP explores how the current student loan repayment system can create a heavy burden for recent graduates in some majors by requiring payments in the beginning of their careers when their earnings are low.

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