·March 5, 2019
Fletcher School, Tufts University and George Washington University and The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution
The growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is one of the most visible measures of economic performance. There are concerns with GDP as a measure of well-being: for example, it does not include non-market production that people value (such as parents caring for children or charitable work) nor does it
·November 25, 2018
Harvard University and George Washington University and The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution
Excerpt from webinar with Karen Dynan (Harvard University), Jay Shambaugh (George Washington University, and The Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution), and Eduardo Porter (New York Times), October 23, 2018. A collaboration between EconoFact and The Hamilton Project, Brookings.
·February 8, 2018
The volatility in the stock market in the first week of February 2018 stands in stark contrast to unusually low volatility throughout 2017. The past year was the first one ever that the Standard and Poor’s 500-stock index did not experience any decline greater than 3 percent
. The past week, however, ...
·November 29, 2017
Kennedy School, Harvard University
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President Donald Trump has invoked the experience of the Reagan Administration's tax reforms to promote the current Republican tax reform proposals. "Republicans and Democrats came together to cut taxes for hardworking families ...
·July 12, 2017
Fletcher School, Tufts University
The United States government budget deficit was $587 billion in 2016, representing 3.2 percent of that year’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects
that the budget deficit will rise to 5 percent of GDP in 2027, even if the economy is operating near full capacity ...
·March 16, 2017
University of California, Davis
Many of the concerns regarding immigration during last year's presidential election revolved around undocumented immigrants entering through the U.S.-Mexico border. Issues such as crime
and competition for low-wage jobs between immigrants and native workers took prominent roles. However, the focus on ...
·January 25, 2017
President Trump has stated
that his economic policies would boost average U.S. economic growth to at least 3½ percent per year, with the potential to reach 4 percent. Some of Trump's policy proposals, such as tax cuts and infrastructure spending, indeed could boost growth over the next couple of years. ...
·January 20, 2017
Robert M. La Follette School, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Fletcher School, Tufts University
Donald Trump has made reducing the trade deficit one of his economic goals
. And two of his top administration picks, Peter Navarro, who is slated to lead a new White House office on trade, and Secretary of Commerce nominee Wilbur Ross, have publicly stated
that reducing the "trade deficit drag" would increase ...