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A June 2022 Hamilton Project event explored how program design matters for the long-term success of social insurance programs.
On March 22, 2022, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution hosted a webcast entitled “Tracking the Recovery From the COVID-19 Recession” that took stock of the state of the economy, the state of public health, and the relationship between the two.
This blog post features five figures from recent Hamilton Project essays and analyses that illustrate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for continued policy response.
This blog post and video explain how existing emissions policies could be updated once a sufficiently high carbon price is in place. They also underscore the importance of suspending—not repealing—regulations, in the event that a carbon price is later rolled back.
The U.S. unemployment insurance (UI) system replaces some of the earnings of workers who have lost their jobs, helping them to stay afloat during tough economic times. But the UI system can also support workers and employers as they reduce, rather than eliminate, employees’ work hours.