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News April 17, 2018

Policy Actions That Would Revitalize Wage Growth

Revitalizing wage growth is crucial to raising living standards, yet U.S. wage growth has been disappointing both in recent years and over the last several dec…
February 16, 2018

It Is Impossible to Make Sound Policy without High-Quality Data

The President’s 2019 budget contains a variety of proposals that would reshape policy and reallocate spending across various agencies and policy programs. As t…
News January 9, 2018

We Need More Women and Minorities in STEM Fields

In this op-ed, Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh and Senior Research Assistant Becca Portman discuss the talent pipeline for STEM fields and how expandin…
News December 11, 2017

Who are the poor Americans?

In this post, Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh explores the characteristics of poverty in the United States.
News November 1, 2017

Removing Barriers to Female Labor-Force Participation

This op-ed originally appeared in Real Clear Markets, Shambaugh, Nunn, and Portman discuss the barriers that women face in the labor market, arguing that remov…
News October 24, 2017

Why Wages Aren’t Growing in America

In this article, Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh and Policy Director Ryan Nunn address why wages aren't growing in the United States.
News August 30, 2017

We’ve Fixed the Jobs Gap, But People Still Aren’t Working

In this op-ed, Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh discusses the closing of the jobs gap, the many people in the United States who are still out of work, a…
News August 11, 2017

Act Now to Save the 2020 Census

Michael Strain
In this op-ed, Hamilton Project Director Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and AEI Resident Scholar Michael R. Strain discuss the importance of government-collected …
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