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News May 12, 2023

NPR All Things Considered: ‘Full faith and credit’ means loaning money to U.S. is a safe bet

“Brookings Institution senior economics fellow Wendy Edelberg explains what ‘full faith and credit’ means in relation to the debt ceiling.”
News May 12, 2023

States Newsroom: Fast federal response to pandemic key to US economic recovery, economists say

“ said a ‘no-brainer’ in every recession is making sure that unemployment insurance and SNAP, and Medicaid are working swiftly and covering as many people as t…
News May 11, 2023

NBC News: Covid transformed the U.S. labor market, and it isn’t done yet

“‘Spending is back, demand for labor is back, but we have a smaller labor force,’ said Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project and a senior fellow at …
News May 10, 2023

The Indicator from NPR’s Planet Money: Congress could do more to fight inflation

“Wendy Edelberg is the director of The Hamilton Project and a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She says just as a fire crew has …
News May 8, 2023

CNN: If US defaults on its debt, Treasury would have to decide how to pay the bills

“It shouldn’t be up to Treasury which bills to pay when, said Wendy Edelberg, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. ‘They don’t have that authority, an…
News May 7, 2023

Financial Times: US debt ceiling debacle adds to economists’ fears of turmoil

“Wendy Edelberg and Louise Sheiner, the authors, said the extent of the damage depended in large part on how the government chose to prioritise its payments — …
Event recaps May 4, 2023

Event recap—Powering a clean energy future

In April 2023, leaders and experts convened at Stanford University to examine the future of clean energy innovation and deployment.  
News May 3, 2023

The Hill: What would a debt ceiling failure mean for Americans?

“In a recent report, Wendy Edelberg and Louise Sheiner — both senior fellows at the Brookings Institution — said Social Security beneficiaries, agencies and co…
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