Karen Dynan
HARVARD UNIVERSITY. Professor of Practice, Department of Economics. Served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2014 to 2017 and, prior to that, was vice president and co-director of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Research focuses on fiscal and other types of macroeconomic policy, consumer behavior, and household finances.

Many American Households Are Still Struggling to Build Wealth

October 7, 2017

The Issue:

Although trends in income bear heavily on economic security at the household level, they are not the whole story. One also needs to look at patterns of wealth holding to fully assess the economic risks facing households. The latest data on wealth show broad-based positive gains for American households ...
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