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Debt limit brinksmanship is already impacting Treasury securities. The increase in interest rates represents a cost to taxpayers and a lack of confidence among investors.
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How Worried Should We Be if the Debt Ceiling Isn’t Lifted?
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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…
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…
Nurse Licensure Compacts Before, During, and After COVID
A summary of changes to licensing requirements for nurses focuses on pandemic-era measures and the Nurse Licensure Compact.
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…
The Hamilton Project: 2022 in Figures
This review highlights 12 key data visualizations produced by The Hamilton Project that capture the spirit of its work in 2022.
Event Recap: The Economic Benefits of Immigration
A December 2022 webcast featuring Sen. Joe Manchin and two roundtables of experts explored how to increase and more equitably share the economic benefits of im…
Renewing America, Revamping Immigration
In a policy proposal, Jennifer Hunt identifies reforms to the U.S. immigration system that would increase its economic benefits to the native born, enforce its…
A More Equitable Distribution of the Positive Fiscal Benefits of Immigration
Immigration is good for the U.S. economy and for the fiscal picture at the federal level, but some local areas experience adverse fiscal impacts when new immig…