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News Coverage Mar 24, 2021

The New York Times: How 10 Prominent Economists Think About Overheating

“Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, former chief economist of the Congressional Budget Office: ‘I think there is a fair amount of consensus that the economy will grow strongly beginning in the fourth quarter of 2021 and that inflation will rise. I also believe, although there is less consensus here, that the level of economic activity will temporarily rise above its sustainable level for a time and inflation will rise above the Fed’s target.’”

News Coverage Mar 19, 2021

CNBC: Latest stimulus bill expands 15% food stamp boost through September. Here’s what you need to know

“The Pandemic-EBT program was created during the health crisis to provide food to families who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals. In an average month, it gives out an additional $114 per child, per month. That’s on top of regular SNAP benefits. ‘This is a huge benefit increase for them,’ said Lauren Bauer, a fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution.”

News Coverage Mar 17, 2021

Vox: What the pandemic taught us about America’s working class

“‘We just know it to be true that a lot of firms aren’t paying workers their marginal product — how much they bring into the firm each hour,’ said Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution and former chief economist at the Congressional Budget Office. ‘A lot of firms have market power in a way that just gives them a lot of profit, and that profit has to get divided up. … And the less bargaining power the workers have, the less they share in that division.’”

News Coverage Mar 17, 2021

CNBC Make It: The pandemic accelerated job automation and Black and Latino workers are most likely to be replaced

“‘The impact is likely to be greater for Black and Latino workers and communities because Black and Latino workers are overrepresented in 11 and 13 respectively of the 30 jobs that employ the most workers in the U.S. that are at high risk of being significantly changed or eliminated due to automation,’ explains Kristen Broady, lead author of the report and policy director of The Hamilton Project at Brookings.”

News Coverage Mar 15, 2021

The New York Times: How the U.S. Got It (Mostly) Right in the Economy’s Rescue

“‘We had this grand success that policymakers acted so quickly in passing two significant pieces of legislation early in the pandemic, and then they flailed through the whole fall in just the most frustrating of ways,’ said Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project, an economic-policy arm of the Brookings Institution. ‘That was just such an unforced error and created confusion and needless panic.’”

News Coverage Mar 15, 2021

Bloomberg Businessweek: Now Is a Good Time to Build a Thermostat for the U.S. Economy

“Lauren Bauer, a fellow in economic studies at the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, talked about the potential for strengthening stabilizers in a March 12 podcast. ‘I think that investing some political capital in getting triggers into this next bill makes a lot of sense,’ Bauer said. ‘It’s going to be less expensive to do at the end of a recession as opposed to at the beginning.’”

News Coverage Mar 13, 2021

The Guardian: Joe Biden writes a cheque for America – and the rest of the world

“Economists at the Washington-based Brookings Institution said that while $700bn of direct payments would lift consumer spending, the one-year spree could result in a hangover. “While our estimates show a soft landing, with a temporary and shallow decline in GDP after the fourth quarter of 2021, the slowdown could be more abrupt and painful than our projections suggest,” said senior fellows Wendy Edelberg and Louise Sheiner.”

News Coverage Feb 22, 2021

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Retirement Crisis Hits Black Americans Hard

"'The foreclosure crisis of more than a decade ago hit Black households harder than white ones in part because Black families had fewer assets to borrow against or sell. With more resources, white families “were less likely to lose their homes than Black families and it was easier for them to get back on track,' said Kristen Broady, policy director for the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution."