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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: 2020 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…
Papers December 8, 2020

The Black-white wealth gap left Black households more vulnerable

Using updated data from the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) for 2019, the authors of this blog find that the Black-white wealth gap present heading into the …
Posts November 23, 2020

Hungry at Thanksgiving: A Fall 2020 update on food insecurity in the US

In this analysis, Lauren Bauer provides evidence of an ongoing food insecurity crisis in the United States and current evidence on household food insecurity an…
Posts September 9, 2020

Five figures highlighting the economic impact of COVID-19

This blog post features five figures from recent Hamilton Project essays and analyses that illustrate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need…
August 13, 2020

Racial economic inequality amid the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on Black Americans—yet these unequal outcomes are not novel challenges. Bradley Hardy and Trevon Logan …
Posts August 13, 2020

The COVID-19 public health and economic crises leave vulnerable populations exposed

Jevay Grooms, Alberto Ortega, and Joaquín Rubalcaba present new survey data revealing disparities in outcomes related to the COVID-19 pandemic across race/ethn…
Posts July 9, 2020

About 14 million children in the US are not getting enough to eat

In this piece, Lauren Bauer presents new evidence that almost 18 percent of children in the US did not have sufficient food as recently as the third week in Ju…
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