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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…
Posts September 2, 2021

A Hot Labor Market Won’t Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Unemployment Gaps

Stephanie Aaronson, Mitchell Barnes, and Wendy Edelberg discuss the benefits and potential limitations of promoting a tight labor market to eliminate racial an…
Papers April 12, 2021

A Comparison of Renters and Homeowners in Recent Decades

Wendy Edelberg, Sara Estep, Stephanie Lu, and Emily Moss examine and offer new insights on the recent history of housing policy from the latter half of the 20t…
Posts February 3, 2021

A Macroeconomic Analysis of a Senate Republican COVID Relief Package

Ten Senate Republicans recently proposed a $618-billion COVID relief package. In this piece, we provide an analysis of that package and update our analysis of …
Posts December 16, 2020

The Hamilton Project in 2020 – A Year in Figures

To conclude the year, Alexandra Contreras, Elizabeth Lee, and Stephanie Lu present here a month-by-month journey in figures through The Hamilton Project’s rese…
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