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News January 4, 2024

The Wall Street Journal: The hidden force pushing mortgage rates down

“‘The people who are really holding these financial instruments seem a lot less worried about this market,’ said Wendy Edelberg, a senior fellow in economic st…
News December 22, 2023

POLITICO: States slow to opt into permanent summer meals program

“A 2020 study from The Hamilton Project, an economic policy group within the Brookings Institution, found preliminary evidence that the program meaningfully re…
News December 22, 2023

Marketplace: With prices falling and incomes rising, consumers get a break in time for Christmas

“Why is income growing so much now? It’s hard to say. ‘I mean, we’re going to be debating this as economists for years to come,’ said Wendy Edelberg at the Bro…
News December 19, 2023

The New York Times: As need rises, housing aid hits lowest level in nearly 25 years

“In the past 40 years, entitlements have grown 15 times as fast as discretionary programs outside of defense, Robert Greenstein of the Brookings Institution ha…
Commentary December 15, 2023

NextCity: How cities can spur the conversion of offices into greener apartments

“In a recent policy proposal, we lay out a set of criteria to identify commercial office properties that are suitable for conversion and determine that about …
News November 14, 2023

Marketplace: House GOP threatens to defund office that studies, advocates for working women

“And the Women’s Bureau doesn’t just study those issues, noted economist Lauren Bauer with the Brookings Institution. ‘They actually do things to advance an ag…
Commentary November 14, 2023

Comments on “Modernizing H–2 program requirements, oversight, and worker protections” rule

A comment on “Modernizing H–2 Program Requirements, Oversight, and Worker Protections" suggests modifications and additions to the proposed rule.
News November 12, 2023

The New York Times: Is remote work the answer to women’s prayers, or a new ‘mommy track’?

“But ‘the difference is who really needs the flexibility in order to not quit their job,’ said Lauren Bauer, a Brookings Institution fellow who co-wrote an ana…
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