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Policy Proposals December 7, 2022

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…
Papers November 28, 2022

Next Steps on the Child Tax Credit

Editor's note: The text of the full paper was updated on December 14, 2022, to clarify estimates of the share of eligible children who received the credit in 2…
Posts October 27, 2022

A Closer Look at a Hot Labor Market

In this economic analysis, we use the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine the degree to …
Economic Facts September 28, 2022

Nine Facts about the Service Sector in the United States

Nine factors about the service sector illustrate recent trends in spending, employment, and inflation as the country continues to rebalance.
Posts August 26, 2022

Food Security Shouldn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Pandemic EBT has the potential to be a powerful tool to fight food hardship among children when schools close for summer. But to realize its potential, states …
Papers March 22, 2022

Bolstered Balance Sheets: Assessing Household Finances since 2019

A Hamilton Project analysis on how household balance sheets have evolved since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic finds that, in aggregate, households’ financi…
Posts December 16, 2021

The Hamilton Project: 2021 in Figures

To conclude the year, Veronica Clevenstine, Wendy Edelberg, Moriah Macklin, Beatriz Rivera, Winnie Yee present a month-by-month journey in figure through The H…
Papers September 29, 2021

The Way Back: Assessing Economic Recovery Among Black Americans During COVID-19

In a new economic analysis, Bradley Hardy, Georgetown University, and Trevon Logan, The Ohio State University, revisit their previous work for Hamilton Project…
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