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Policy Proposals September 28, 2022

Building the analytic capacity to support critical technology strategy

To build the intellectual foundations, data, and analytics needed to inform national technology strategy, Erica R.H. Fuchs proposes the creation of a national …
Posts November 16, 2021

What does current inflation tell us about the future?

Wendy Edelberg looks at the factors that appear to be contributing to current inflation, in order to examine whether this short-term run up in inflation points…
Papers January 28, 2021

The macroeconomic implications of Biden’s $1.9 trillion fiscal package

In this piece, Wendy Edelberg and Louise Sheiner project the effect of the Biden package on GDP. They project that if the Biden package were enacted, GDP would…
Posts October 12, 2020

What could additional fiscal policy do for the economy in the next three years?

This analysis shows the effects on economic activity, as measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), of illustrative versions of several policies. Specifical…
Posts March 2, 2020

What should a fiscal response to a COVID-19 outbreak look like?

Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh comments on the COVID-19 virus and how economic policies with automatic triggers can alleviate the financial burden of …
Economic Facts March 15, 2019

Nine facts about monetary sanctions in the criminal justice system

Interacting with the criminal justice system is an expensive proposition. Its reliance on bail to encourage return after pretrial release, on fines to punish a…
Policy Proposals March 15, 2019

Proposals for improving the US pretrial system

On any given day, there are roughly half a million individuals in custody awaiting trial in the United States, nearly double that of any other country. This hi…
Policy Proposals January 31, 2019

Fact-based policy: How do state and local governments accomplish it?

Policymakers at the state and local levels tackle some of the toughest problems facing society. To make measurable progress in solving these problems, public p…
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