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By Editorial·December 17, 2018
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EconoFact attracts attention from the media and policy thinkers, and serves as a resource to journalists, because it occupies a unique space, bridging the gap between academic research and the analysis of public policy with non-partisan analysis by leading academic economists.

Coverage of EconoFact’s mission to contribute to the public debate includes:

  • Bloomberg Baystate Business interviews EconoFact executive editor Michael Klein on U.S. tariffs.
  • Seeking Alpha cites EconoFact's work on the costs of U.S. tariffs since 2018 (click here for the memo). Content also reproduced in Nasdaq.
  • PBS Newshour posts EconoFact's memo on the costs of air pollution (click here for the memo)
  • PBS Newshour posts EconoFact's memo on the costs of U.S. tariffs since 2018 (click here for the memo)
  • The Colony Group posts EconoFact's memo on why U.S. inflation is so low (click here for the memo)
  • The Conversation publishes an article by EconoFact executive editor Michael Klein on U.S. Federal Reserve policy, and the prospects of a recession. The article was also published by PBS.
  • PBS Newshour posts EconoFact's memo on negative interest rates (click here for the memo)
  • PBS Newshour posts EconoFact's memo on U.S. corporate debt (click here for the memo)
  • PBS Newshour posts EconoFact's memo on the importance of central bank independence (click here for the memo)
  • The Colony Group posts EconoFact's memo on what the Employment Situation Report can tell us (click here for the memo)
  • PBS Newshour posts EconoFact's memo on whether expanding access to contraception improves economic outcomes (click here for the memo)
  • Bloomberg Baystate Business interviews EconoFact Executive Editor Michael Klein on trade, and the US Federal Reserve.
  • PRI interviews EconoFact Executive Editor Michael Klein on US-China trade tensions.
  • The Financial Times cites EconoFact's memo on whether the U.S. should weaken the dollar (click here for the memo).
  • PRI interviews EconoFact network member and Swarthmore College Professor Stephen A. O’Connell on US foreign aid.
  • The Washington Post cites EconoFact's memo on market power and workers' wages (click here for the memo).
  • The New York Times editorial board op-ed cites EconoFact's memo on whether China is weakening the Yuan to fight U.S. tariffs. (click here for the memo).
  • The New York Times cites EconoFact's memo on the impact of Roe V. Wade on American fertility (click here for the memo).
  • The Financial Times cites EconoFact's memo on the yuan-dollar exchange rate (click here for the memo).
  • The Washington Post cites EconoFact's memo on steel tariffs (click here for the memo).
  • The Conversation publishes an article by EconoFact executive editor Michael Klein on the independence of the Federal Reserve.
  • The Conversation publishes an article by EconoFact executive editor Michael Klein on the labor force participation rate.
  • Radio Entrepreneurs interviews EconoFact executive editor Michael Klein. Video link is available here
  • Project Syndicate cites EconoFact's memos on the costs of tariffs in the U.S.-China trade war, the threats to U.S. agriculture from U.S. trade policies, and on how import tariffs can also reduce exports.
  • MSNBC interviews Jennifer Hunt on the merits of a points based immigration system.
  • The Conversation cites Lee Branstetter’s EconoFact memo on forced technology transfer. Also reproduced in Asia Times (click here for the memo).
  • NPR interviews Kadee Russ on U.S. tariffs on China.
  • Financial Times cites EconoFact's memo on steel tariffs (click here for the memo).
  • The Washington Post cites EconoFact's memo on steel tariffs (click here for the memo).
  • Vox quotes EconoFact executive editor Michael Klein on trade and tariffs.
  • NBC cites EconoFact's memo on the skills gap (click here for the memo).
  • Financial Times cites EconoFact's memo on stock buybacks (click here for the memo).
  • Huffington Post cites EconoFact's memo on welfare and the federal budget (click here for the memo).
  • Christian Science Monitor quotes EconoFact's Founder and co-executive editor Michael Klein on the U.S. economy. The article also cites EconoFact's memos on stock market volatility and the inversion of the yield curve.
  • New York Daily News cites EconoFact's memo on whether immigrants are more likely to commit crimes (click here for the article).
  • Financial Times cites EconoFact's memo on whether governments should tax sugary drinks (click here for the memo).
  • Vox quotes EconoFact co-executive editor Michael Klein on tariffs and trade.
  • The Fiscal Times feature on EconoFact “The Fight Against Fake Facts has a New Army of Unlikely Warriors”.
  • Financial Times writer James Politi cites EconoFact as an important resource.
  • PolicyCast by the Harvard Kennedy School interviewed EconoFact Co-Executive editor Michael Klein.
  • PRI’s The World correspondent Jason Margolis discusses EconoFact.

The analysis and information provided by EconoFact informs policy influencers and journalists who are reporting on current events and critical issues. For example:

Kadee Russ and Lydia Cox on steel tariffs putting United States jobs at risk was cited in a range of outlets, including:

 

Tara Watson’s memo on whether undocumented immigrants overuse government benefits:

 

Kimberly Clausing’s memo "How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact American Workers?"

 

Jennifer Doleac’s memo “Are Immigrants More Likely to Commit Crimes?

 

Menzie Chinn and Michael Klein on the link (or lack thereof) of trade deficits and economic growth was cited by:

 

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