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News Coverage Nov 2, 2018

NPR Phoenix—KJZZ: Wage For U.S. Workers Continue To Stagnate Despite Job Growth

“Employment numbers have been relatively strong in the United States through the Obama and Trump administrations. And earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released figures showing the number of job openings has climbed to more than seven million. But while wage growth showed some promise in this morning’s jobs report, it continues to be low, and has essentially zeroed out under inflation-adjusted numbers. Why is that and what can be done to change it? To talk about that, Jay Shambaugh, director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, joined The Show.”

News Coverage Oct 30, 2018

Bloomberg: Trump’s Birthright-Citizen Ban Could Also Pose Risks for the Economy

“‘Productivity is actually higher when people have legal status because you’re more likely to get the appropriate match for your employment,’ said Jay Shambaugh, professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University’s School of International Affairs and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington. ‘If you make it harder for people to be in the United States – especially high-skilled immigrants – then you’re going to reduce innovation, output, growth going forward.’” 

News Coverage Oct 22, 2018

The Atlantic: The Problem with Pence’s New Talking Point

“According to a new study from the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, most snap recipients either are already working or physically can’t. The share of people who aren’t already subject to work requirements within the program, who aren’t currently working, or who have no interest in working? ‘Less than 1 percent,’ said Lauren Bauer, a Hamilton Project fellow and one of the study’s authors.”

News Coverage Oct 16, 2018

CityLab: America’s Worsening Geographic Inequality

“A recent study from The Hamilton Project of Brookings Institution, sounds similar themes. It tracks spatial inequality over the years 1960 to 2016. To do so, it examines the performance of all 3,000-plus U.S. counties on indicators of income, poverty, life expectancy, vacant housing, and more, which it combines into an overall “Vitality Index” of its own. Taking an even longer view, the study shows how the economic performance of different parts of the United States has diverged in recent years. In other words, after years of richer and poorer areas edging closer to each other in terms of economic performance, the trend has reversed since 1980.”