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Commentary September 30, 2021

Wendy Edelberg testifies on the federal government’s COVID-19 relief and response efforts and Its Impact

Wendy Edelberg discusses the effects of the tax provisions considered in the reconciliation package by Congress in response to the economic impacts of the pand…
July 13, 2021

Removing policy obstacles to competitive labor markets

Ryan Nunn
In a new blog, Ryan Nunn outlines reforms to occupational licensing and non-compete contracts that would boost labor market competition and benefit workers.
Commentary May 26, 2021

Lauren Bauer testifies on the future of SNAP: Moving past the pandemic

On May 26, 2021, Lauren Bauer testified before the the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department…
News April 15, 2021

Robert Greenstein joins The Hamilton Project at Brookings

Robert Greenstein has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he will be affiliated with The Hamilton Proje…
Commentary July 1, 2020

Wendy Edelberg discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment

Wendy Edelberg joined the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to discuss the forthcoming jobs report and the need for strong federal action to addres…
June 10, 2020

To target aid to the neediest families, we need to strengthen TANF

Jana Parsons
During the COVID-19 pandemic, broad-based income support through both direct checks and unemployment insurance have been essential in limiting the income losse…
April 20, 2020

We need to let economic data guide further economic policy responses to COVID-19

Jay Shambaugh
In this blog post, Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh argues for the use of economic data-based triggers to ensure appropriate fiscal support that aligns …
April 3, 2020

We are already in a recession: Can we make it a short one?

Jay Shambaugh
If the COVID-19 pandemic can be controlled, good policy may be able to steer to a quick return from the economic shock. Policymakers have already stepped up, b…
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