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Inflation-Related Updates to Recession Remedies
In this analysis we offer inflation-related updates to Chapter 1 of Recession Remedies: Lessons Learned from the U.S. Economic Policy Response to COVID-19, hig…
Lessons Learned from Support to Business during COVID-19
Surveys the newly created federal subsidies and loans provided to businesses in the first year of the pandemic and also examine the additional lending and corp…
Lessons Learned from the Breadth of Economic Policies during the Pandemic
Reviews the macroeconomic impact of the breadth of the economic policy responses that produced a recovery that, while stronger than generally anticipated and s…
Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Policy Response and Child Well-Being
Examines the impact of the pandemic and related policy responses on children.
Lessons Learned from the Use of Nontraditional Data during COVID-19
Examines the use and value of nontraditional data sources, such as private payroll service providers and restaurant reservation services.
Lessons Learned from Economic Impact Payments During COVID-19
Examines the more than $800 billion in cash that was distributed to all but the highest-income households in the three rounds of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs…
Lessons Learned from Expanded Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19
Reviews the substantial expansion of UI—supplementing state-provided benefits, expanding eligibility to those not traditionally eligible, and extending the dur…
Lessons Learned from Housing Policy during COVID-19
Part I: Reviews the aid offered those among the roughly 50 million homeowners with mortgages who struggled to make payments because of the pandemic. Part II: R…