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Globalization and its Consequences (VIDEO)

By and ·July 16, 2019
The Fletcher School, Tufts University and The University of California, Berkeley
This conversation was recorded on December 11, 2018.

Globalization refers to economic integration along various dimensions - international trade, the movement of people, as well as of capital. While such integration has made people better off in aggregate, it has created winners as well as losers. How much of globalization's

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The Political Considerations in Fiscal Policy (VIDEO)

By and ·June 20, 2019
The Brookings Institution and The Fletcher School, Tufts University
This conversation was recorded on December 13, 2018.

 

Decisions on government spending and taxation have a direct impact on the economy. Yet fiscal policy is inherently political. Past proposals to create a board— like the Federal Reserve Board — for fiscal policy, that would be comprised of experts

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Immigrants and Public Benefits (VIDEO)

By ·June 11, 2019
 

This video was produced by Charlie Bentley, a recent graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

 
The Public Charge rule is a proposal that would change the way immigrants access U.S. public benefits. An underlying assumption to this rule is that immigrants are a burden on native-born
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The Link Between the Shift in Politics and Globalization (VIDEO)

By and ·May 30, 2019
Harvard University and The Fletcher School, Tufts University
This conversation was recorded on December 5, 2018.

The Issue:

The 2016 election was unique in that — for the first time in 75 years — candidates from both political parties, Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders, ran for their party's nomination on platforms that were explicitly hostile to international

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China’s Exchange Rate Policy (VIDEO)

By and ·May 6, 2019
The Fletcher School, Tufts University and The Brookings Institution
This conversation was recorded on December 13, 2018.

The Issue:

China has been moving from an exchange rate regime in which the yuan was pegged to the U.S. dollar to one in which the relationship between the two currencies is somewhat looser. But the path to this transformation has been bumpy. The difficulties

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The Distributional Effects of Fiscal Policy (VIDEO)

By and ·April 28, 2019
The Brookings Institution and The Fletcher School, Tufts University

In this video, William G. Gale of The Brookings Institution, and EconoFact co-founder Michael Klein discuss the distributional effects of fiscal policy and the progressivity of the US tax system. 

The combination of tax and spending policies in the United States is progressive - but less so than in major European
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What Tools Does the U.S. Have to Combat the Next Recession? (VIDEO)

By and ·December 12, 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.

The Issue:

U.S. fiscal ...
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Understanding Trends in U.S. Labor Force Participation (VIDEO)

By and ·December 3, 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.

The Issue:

The share of ...
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