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Posts May 13, 2024

Event recap—Taking on tax: A conversation with National Economic Advisor Lael Brainard

The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted an event with National Economic Advisor Lael Brainard to discuss the Biden administration’s priorities for future tax …
Papers February 27, 2024

Climate tax policy reform options in 2025

Climate tax policy options are evaluated by their emissions reductions, economic efficiency, and fiscal impact.
Posts October 3, 2023

Event recap—Taking on tax: The past, present, and future

The Hamilton Project at Brookings convened experts on September 27, 2023 to discuss the future of tax policy.
Papers September 27, 2023

Look beyond gross domestic product to assess the effects of tax reforms

Wendy Edelberg and Ben Harris scrutinize the misplaced focus on aggregate output in tax policy debates and suggest other considerations to prioritize.
Policy Proposals September 27, 2023

The coming fiscal cliff: A blueprint for tax reform in 2025

Ahead of the expiration of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions, Natasha Sarin and Kimberly Clausing offer principles and options to guide tax policy choices in 20…
Policy Proposals March 1, 2023

A proposal for an enhanced partially refundable Child Tax Credit

Wendy Edelberg and Melissa Kearney make the case for a novel and efficient Child Tax Credit design that increases the value of the CTC and addresses common con…
Papers March 1, 2023

The antipoverty effects of the expanded Child Tax Credit across states: Where were the historic reductions felt?

The 2021 expansion of the Child Tax Credit led to a historic reduction in poverty in the United States. This essay investigates how the CTC affected child pove…
Posts January 25, 2023

How worried should we be if the debt ceiling isn’t lifted? (Archived)

If the debt limit binds, how would the U.S. Treasury operate? How much would federal spending have to be cut? How would the economy be affected? Wendy Edelberg…
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