"...In a paper titled “Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver?,” Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram compared the predicted and actual energy savings from more than 30,000 energy efficiency projects participating in the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), the largest residential energy efficiency program in the United States..."
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Lifetime Income Series: Ten Economic Facts About Financial Well-Being in Retirement The Hamilton Project 2015-06-29
"This week Jim and John address The Hamilton Project, a report on retirement issued by the Brookings Institution. Most households in the United States find retirement planning a daunting challenge..."
A new paper from the Hamilton Project by John N. Friedman, an economist at Brown University, proposes important steps in reforming the current private retirement-savings system, but are they comprehensive enough given the depth of the problems?
"...The paper, "Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on College Enrollment, Persistence and Completion," was released today by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. It was co-authored by Tim Bartik, Brad Hershbein and Marta Lachowska..."
"The home equity percentage of net worth is greatest among homeowners with the least wealth, reaching 50% for those with median net worth of $42,460, according to a report from The Hamilton Project, a think tank closely affiliated with the Brookings Institution."
"...Clearly, we need policy reforms that encourage greater retirement savings. A new paper from the Hamilton Project by John N. Friedman, an economist at Brown University, proposes important steps in reforming the current private retirement-savings system, but are they comprehensive enough given the depth of the problems?"
"...Michael Greenstone of the University of Chicago, a former chief economist in the Obama administration’s Council of Economic Advisers, and Meredith Fowlie and Catherine Wolfram of the University of California at Berkeley used a randomized control trial to determine if the WAP savings predicted by engineering models were borne out in reality..."
"...Overall, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics students do well when it comes to career earnings, consistently dominating lists ranking valuable college majors. Aerospace engineering sits close to the top as the second most lucrative college major over the course of a lifetime, according to a list compiled by the Hamilton Project. The only thing outranking it is chemical engineering, a major that has its own prospects for future space careers..."
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