ThinkProgress’ Esther Yu-Hsi Lee highlights a chart from The Hamilton Project’s “Ten Economic Facts About Immigration” on the effect of immigrants on wages of U.S.-born workers.
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In his latest Bloomberg View column, Advisory Council member Peter Orszag discusses how to design private-public partnerships for financing infrastructure in the U.S. He highlights a Hamilton Project paper “Public-Private Partnerships to Revamp U.S. Infrastructure” in which Eduardo Engel, Ronald Fischer, and Alexander Galetovic propose a series of best practices for state and local governments to follow when using public–private partnerships to provide infrastructure.
In a recent blog post in Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Small Change,” Charles Kenny discusses income inequality in the United States. He highlights data from a Hamilton paper in the Milken Institute Review focused on trends in earnings and job prospects in America during recent decades. Kenny notes a finding from the paper that median wages of average American men has fallen by $13,000 since 1969. To read the full piece, click here.
In a recent Wonkblog post, Ezra Klein cites data and highlights a chart on the effects of immigrants on the wages of U.S.-born workers from The Hamilton Project's "Ten Economic Facts About Immigration" .
In a recent op-ed published in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Tom Penaluna cites The Hamilton Project's "A Dozen Economic Facts About K-12 Education."
In a recent article in the Washington Post on tax incentives for retirement savings, Michael Fletcher highlights a Hamilton Project paper, “Better Ways to Promote Saving through the Tax System.” In the paper, Karen Dynan examines the design of government incentives for personal savings, outlining how reforms to these programs would improve saving and economic security for low-income households and reduce expensive and ineffective federal subsidies for high-income households. Fletcher notes that the proposal suggests a 28% cap on deductions and exclusions for retirement savings and suggests reforming the Saver’s Tax Credit. To read the full piece, click here.
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Advisory Council member Alice Rivlin and co-authors Tom Daschle, Bill Frist and Pete Domenici discuss a new proposal to improve health care quality while reigning in rising costs. The op-ed highlights several aspects of the proposal including steps to promote transparency and preventive care. To read the full piece, click here.
In a recent op-ed for the New York Times’ Room for Debate, Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone and Policy Director Adam Looney discuss the economics of immigration. They discuss data that show the complementary effects of immigrants on American workers and highlight a chart from the Hamilton Project’s “Ten Economic Facts About Immigration” on the effects of immigrants on wages. To read the full piece, click here.
Washington Post’s Jim Tankersley and Dylan Matthews previewed new Hamilton Project papers: "Building on Recent Advances in Evidence-Based Policymaking," by Jeffrey Liebman, and "Using Data to Improve the Performance of Workforce Training," by Louis Jacobson and Robert LaLonde.
In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Advisory Council member Lawrence Summers questions the notion that structural issues in the U.S. political system makes the government less efficient. Instead he writes that throughout the nation’s history “division and slow change has been the norm rather than the exception” and writes that the slow pace could have some benefits. To read the full piece, click here.
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