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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 — …
Commentary 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…
News May 2, 2023

C-SPAN Washington Journal: Wendy Edelberg on the U.S. economy and recession concerns

“The way to think about the debt ceiling is like this. The U.S. taxpayer owes people money … These are all obligations that are in place because of laws that h…
News April 12, 2023

Wall Street Journal: Crosscurrents hide a rapidly cooling labor market

“Second, the U.S. population is 1.4 million people smaller and the labor force 900,000 smaller than would have been expected in 2019 because of deaths from Cov…
News April 10, 2023

CNN: The Fed could easily drive Black unemployment much higher than the overall jobless rate

“Still, a robust labor market isn’t a permanent solution to bridging employment disparities, even if the Fed does keep rates lower, says Wendy Edelberg, direct…
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