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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:
- 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:
- NY Times - Upshot
- The Washington Post - Max Boot column, Glenn Kessler’s fact checking.
- Reuters - Steve Holland and Ginger Gibson article
- Marketplace - Interviews Kadee Russ
- Toronto Globe and Mail - Laura Dawson article
- Morningstar - Trade War with China
- The Federal Bank of New York - Steel Tariffs and Jobs
- The Guardian - Steel and aluminum tariffs trigger stock market sell-off
- PRI's The World - this segment (listen at 27:30) and this one
Tara Watson’s memo on whether undocumented immigrants overuse government benefits:
- CNN - piece by Stephen Moore
- Washington Post - Jared Bernstein column
- Politifact - Miriam Valverde article
Kimberly Clausing’s memo "How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact American Workers?"
- The PBS Newshour MakingSen$e - posted this memo
- Harvard Business School - cited in paper on Tax Cuts and Inequality
- TV Station KSTP (Minneapolis, MN) - refers to it in a broadcast segment
Jennifer Doleac’s memo “Are Immigrants More Likely to Commit Crimes?”
- Business Insider - article
- Congressman Keith Ellison (5th District, MN) - comments on Twitter.
- The City Attorney of San Francisco - in its press release announcing a lawsuit directed at the Trump administration's policy on sanctuary cities.
Menzie Chinn and Michael Klein on the link (or lack thereof) of trade deficits and economic growth was cited by:
- Project Syndicate - on 20th September 2018, and this was reproduced in The Guardian.
- Bloomberg - article by Noah Smith
- Washington Post - article that was reproduced by the Baltimore Post, and another mention in the Washington Post.