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News March 23, 2020

Coronavirus response must include bold fiscal policy

The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis, but it is rapidly becoming an economic one as well. Jay Shambaugh explores fiscal policy options to preserve h…
March 3, 2020

What should a fiscal response to a COVID-19 outbreak look like?

Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh comments on the COVID-19 virus and how economic policies with automatic triggers can alleviate the financial burden of …
Commentary February 28, 2020

Podcast—Larry Summers & Jay Shambaugh on progressive tax reform

Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh interviews former treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, now a professor at Harvard University, about reforming the tax c…
Commentary February 4, 2020

Non-compete contracts: Potential justifications and the relevant evidence

Ryan Nunn speaks at the Federal Trade Commission about his research concerning non-compete contracts. 
Commentary November 20, 2019

Jay Shambaugh testifies on connecting more people to work

On November 20, 2019, Jay Shambaugh testified before the U.S. Joint Economic Committee during the hearing, "Connecting More People to Work". 
News October 4, 2019

The alarming employment trends that the jobs report won’t tell you

Kriston McIntosh
In an op-ed written by Kriston McIntosh, Ryan Nunn and Jay Shambaugh, The Hamilton Project explains why increasing demand for labor and removing impediments to…
News August 27, 2019

Who watches out for workers?

Kriston McIntosh
There is no single explanation for the vulnerability of American workers today, but one crucial trend is the erosion of private-sector union membership. The Ha…
News June 28, 2019

Wise infrastructure investments can stabilize the economy and reduce climate risk

Much of the nation’s economic activity is made possible by roads and railways. As policymakers consider new directions for infrastructure policy, The Hamilton …
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