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On Wednesday, April 1, from 3:00-4:00 p.m., The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a webcast discussing UI during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it can reduce the impact of the economic downturn.
Jay Shambaugh offers answers to frequently asked questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. economy and the implementation of various fiscal and monetary policy tools used in response to the crisis.
In this blog post, Jay Shambaugh presents policy suggestions that argue for funding testing, creating and funding sick leave for many workers, and providing funds to states via Medicaid funds.
On March 10, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a forum exploring ways to lower health care costs through competition, regulations and reduced administrative expenses.
A well-functioning health-care sector supports well-being and is a prerequisite for a well-functioning economy. Unfortunately, the problems with U.S. health care—from high prices to excessive administrative costs to insufficient competition—are substantial. These 12 facts about the economics of U.S. health care provide context for important policy discussions.
Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh comments on the COVID-19 virus and how economic policies with automatic triggers can alleviate the financial burden of the epidemic.
A close examination of wealth in the U.S. finds evidence of staggering racial disparities.
Leveraging monthly labor market data, Emily Moss, Ryan Nunn, and Jay Shambaugh analyze three components of income—wages, hours worked, and employment—to estimate household income growth.
Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh interviews former treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, now a professor at Harvard University, about reforming the tax code to raise more revenue in a progressive manner.
Taxation is an enduring focus of economic policy debates. This book presents a series of policy options, authored by leading tax experts and backed by rigorous analysis, to increase federal revenue in ways that are both efficient and equitable. The policies include better tax enforcement, improved, corporate taxation, increased taxation of wealth, and taxes on some transactions.
How the government raises tax revenue has critical implications for economic prosperity. Moss, Nunn, and Shambaugh provide a framework for assessing various tax policies and their implications for growth and inequality.
On January 28, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution hosted a forum to explore how our nation’s tax code can most effectively provide for a strong government that promotes widespread economic well-being and reduced inequality.