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Posts September 7, 2023

The Power of Policy to Reduce Poverty: Lessons from the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty dropped to a historic low, demonstrating the power of effective policy.
Posts August 30, 2023

Prime-Age Women Are Going Above and Beyond in the Labor Market Recovery

The greatest contributors to the post-pandemic rebound in labor force participation are prime-age women–remarkably, those with young children.
Papers August 1, 2023

Deteriorating Household Finances Will Not Support Strong Spending

An analysis of household finances finds that Americans face a financial choice: slow down their spending or take on more debt.
Policy Proposals June 27, 2023

Increasing Financial Access to Contraception for Low-Income Americans 

Changes to Title X could increase the affordability of contraception for low-income Americans. A randomized control trial suggests that doing so would increase…
Policy Proposals June 21, 2023

Federal Policies to Address Persistent Generic Drug Shortages

Generic sterile injectable (GSI) drugs are the staple of hospital care but are particularly prone to shortages driven by market dynamics. Marta Wosińska and Ri…
Posts June 8, 2023

High Mortgage Rates Are Probably Here for a While

The recent increase in mortgage rates, which has made buying a house or borrowing against home equity more expensive, in part reflects a broad increase in rate…
Posts May 23, 2023

Debt Ceiling Brinksmanship Has Clear Negative Effects on Taxpayers

Debt limit brinksmanship is already impacting Treasury securities. The increase in interest rates represents a cost to taxpayers and a lack of confidence among…
Economic Facts April 27, 2023

Ten Economic Facts about Electricity and the Clean Energy Transition

This set of facts elevates key energy system characteristics, especially within electricity production, that will be consequential to the clean energy transiti…
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