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A future for all workers: Technology and worker power

Equitable Growth’s “A future for all workers: Technology and worker power” virtual event featured researchers and advocates discussing how technology is used to amplify or stifle worker voice, how workers bargain over the use of data and technology, and how policy can improve outcomes in the future of work. Read more information on the event here: https://equitablegrowth.org/event/a-future-for-all-workers-technology-and-worker-power/

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Ideas to Boost Wages in the New Economy

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth held a launch event for our book of essays on how to boost U.S. wages in the new economy on January 14, 2021. Watch the video of the event.

Speakers included:

Congressman Bobby Scott, Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives (Keynote)

Ioana Marinescu, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Andria Smythe, Assistant Professor of Economics, Howard University

Jesse Rothstein, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of California, Berkeley, and Faculty Director, California Policy Lab

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Restoring competition in the United States

From the Washington Center for Equitable Growth event Restoring Competition in the United States: A Vision of Antitrust Enforcement for the Next Decade.

Experts discuss recommendations for improving antitrust enforcement. Read more about the event at https://equitablegrowth.org/event/restoring-competition-in-the-united-states-a-vision-of-antitrust-enforcement-for-the-next-decade/.

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Equitable Growth 2021 – Welcome and Fireside Chat

This Welcome and Fireside Chat opened the Equitable Growth 2021 grantee conference on December 7, 2020. Remarks are by Korin Davis, Greg Leiserson, and Atif Mian.

Learn more about Equitable Growth’s third biennial grantee conference here: https://equitablegrowth.org/event/equitable-growth-2021-people-and-research-advancing-economic-evidence/

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Insight on Minimum Wages and Racial Inequality

Ellora Derenoncourt discusses her and Claire Montialoux’s work on minimum wages and racial inequality at the ASSA Annual Meeting in January 2020. Read more about their work here: https://equitablegrowth.org/why-minimum-wages-are-a-critical-tool-for-achieving-racial-justice-in-the-u-s-labor-market/

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Building Power for Workers and Families

Watch the second panel from Equitable Growth’s event “Vision 2020: Focusing on economic recovery and structural change.”

The topic of this panel is how enhanced collective bargaining rights, public benefit and social insurance programs, anti-discrimination protections, and other power-building policies can help Black, Latinx, and other workers emerge stronger from this crisis.

• David Mitchell (moderator), Washington Center for Equitable Growth
• Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University
• Taryn Morrissey, American University
• Naomi Zewde, City University of New York

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Building Power for Workers and Families

Watch the second panel from Equitable Growth’s event “Vision 2020: Focusing on economic recovery and structural change.” The topic of this panel is how enhanced collective bargaining rights, public benefit and social insurance programs, anti-discrimination protections, and other power-building policies can help Black, Latinx, and other workers emerge stronger from this crisis. • David Mitchell …

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Democratizing the Economy

Watch the first panel from Equitable Growth’s event “Vision 2020: Focusing on economic recovery and structural change.” The topic of this panel is how financial institutions and the Federal Reserve have exacerbated inequality and why we need new institutions, or drastically reformed ones, to ensure broadly shared growth. • Heather Boushey (moderator), Washington Center for …

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Democratizing the Economy

Watch the first panel from Equitable Growth’s event “Vision 2020: Focusing on economic recovery and structural change.”

The topic of this panel is how financial institutions and the Federal Reserve have exacerbated inequality and why we need new institutions, or drastically reformed ones, to ensure broadly shared growth.

• Heather Boushey (moderator), Washington Center for Equitable Growth
• Mehrsa Baradaran, University of California, Irvine
• Emma Coleman Jordan, Georgetown University

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Focusing on Economic Recovery and Structural Change

Watch Equitable Growth’s Vision 2020 webinar Focusing on Economic Recovery and Structural Change, here. The webinar was a continuation of Equitable Growth’s Vision 2020 project, an effort to ensure the latest research informs critical election-year economic policy debates, and follows the release of the book Vision 2020: Evidence for a Strong Economy and the 2019 …

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Focusing on Economic Recovery and Structural Change

Watch Equitable Growth’s Vision 2020 webinar Focusing on Economic Recovery and Structural Change, here.

The webinar was a continuation of Equitable Growth’s Vision 2020 project, an effort to ensure the latest research informs critical election-year economic policy debates, and follows the release of the book Vision 2020: Evidence for a Strong Economy and the 2019 conference of the same name.

The webinar included two panels:

Democratizing the Economy: How financial institutions and the Federal Reserve have exacerbated inequality and why we need new institutions, or drastically reformed ones, to ensure broadly shared growth.

Featuring:
Heather Boushey (moderator), Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Mehrsa Baradaran, University of California, Irvine
Emma Coleman Jordan, Georgetown

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Recession Ready one year later

One year ago, long before the risks of the new coronavirus and the ensuing recession enveloped our nation, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, in partnership with The Hamilton Project, released Recession Ready: Fiscal Policies to Stabilize the American Economy. This video touches base with a few of the authors to get their perspective in today’s post-COVID-19 world.

Featured authors: Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Matthew Fiedler, and Indivar Dutta-Gupta.

Read Recession Ready and learn more about it here: https://equitablegrowth.org/recession-ready-2/

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Recession Ready one year later

One year ago, long before the risks of the new coronavirus and the ensuing recession enveloped our nation, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, in partnership with The Hamilton Project, released Recession Ready: Fiscal Policies to Stabilize the American Economy. This video touches base with a few of the authors to get their perspective in …

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30% unemployment. Then what, Congress?

Claudia Sahm speaks with Heather Boushey about how individuals can reach out to Congress about what to do next. This clip is a segment from the first installment of Equitable Growth’s Lecture Series, Fighting the coronavirus recession and the path forward. The Lecture Series kicked off with Claudia Sahm discussing promising research ideas that support …

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30% unemployment. Then what, Congress?

Claudia Sahm speaks with Heather Boushey about how individuals can reach out to Congress about what to do next.

This clip is a segment from the first installment of Equitable Growth’s Lecture Series, Fighting the coronavirus recession and the path forward.

The Lecture Series kicked off with Claudia Sahm discussing promising research ideas that support a robust response to fight the coronavirus recession, as well as longer-term efforts to ensure a more resilient U.S. economy in the years to come.

You can watch the full lecture here: https://youtu.be/-Gv1GJoCURM and view Sahm’s bio here: https://equitablegrowth.org/people/claudia-sahm/

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Congress, whatever you think you need to do, triple it

Claudia Sahm speaks with Heather Boushey about how much and what Congress should dedicate to Coronavirus relief.

This clip is a segment from the first installment of Equitable Growth’s Lecture Series, Fighting the coronavirus recession and the path forward.

The Lecture Series kicked off with Claudia Sahm discussing promising research ideas that support a robust response to fight the coronavirus recession, as well as longer-term efforts to ensure a more resilient U.S. economy in the years to come.

You can watch the full lecture here: https://youtu.be/-Gv1GJoCURM and view Sahm’s bio here: https://equitablegrowth.org/people/claudia-sahm/

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Congress, whatever you think you need to do, triple it

Claudia Sahm speaks with Heather Boushey about how much and what Congress should dedicate to Coronavirus relief. This clip is a segment from the first installment of Equitable Growth’s Lecture Series, Fighting the coronavirus recession and the path forward. The Lecture Series kicked off with Claudia Sahm discussing promising research ideas that support a robust …

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“FedSpeak” for the rest of us

Claudia Sahm speaks with Heather Boushey about what the Federal Reserve is really asking of Congress.

This clip is a segment from the first installment of Equitable Growth’s Lecture Series, Fighting the coronavirus recession and the path forward.

The Lecture Series kicked off with Claudia Sahm discussing promising research ideas that support a robust response to fight the coronavirus recession, as well as longer-term efforts to ensure a more resilient U.S. economy in the years to come.

You can watch the full lecture here: https://youtu.be/-Gv1GJoCURM and view Sahm’s bio here: https://equitablegrowth.org/people/claudia-sahm/

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“FedSpeak” for the rest of us

Claudia Sahm speaks with Heather Boushey about what the Federal Reserve is really asking of Congress. This clip is a segment from the first installment of Equitable Growth’s Lecture Series, Fighting the coronavirus recession and the path forward. The Lecture Series kicked off with Claudia Sahm discussing promising research ideas that support a robust response …

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The COVID-19 crisis is like a natural disaster

Claudia Sahm discusses how the effects of the novel coronavirus on the economy are similar to those of a hurricane.

This clip is a segment from the first installment of Equitable Growth’s Lecture Series, Fighting the coronavirus recession and the path forward.

The Lecture Series kicked off with Claudia Sahm discussing promising research ideas that support a robust response to fight the coronavirus recession, as well as longer-term efforts to ensure a more resilient U.S. economy in the years to come.

You can watch the full lecture here: https://youtu.be/-Gv1GJoCURM and view Sahm’s bio here: https://equitablegrowth.org/people/claudia-sahm/

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The COVID-19 crisis is like a natural disaster

Claudia Sahm discusses how the effects of the novel coronavirus on the economy are similar to those of a hurricane. This clip is a segment from the first installment of Equitable Growth’s Lecture Series, Fighting the coronavirus recession and the path forward. The Lecture Series kicked off with Claudia Sahm discussing promising research ideas that …

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Fighting the coronavirus recession and the path forward

Equitable Growth’s Lecture Series kicks off with Claudia Sahm discussing promising research ideas that support a robust response to fight the coronavirus recession, as well as longer-term efforts to ensure a more resilient U.S. economy in the years to come.

Read Claudia Sahm’s biography here: https://equitablegrowth.org/people/claudia-sahm/

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Fighting the coronavirus recession and the path forward

Equitable Growth’s Lecture Series kicks off with Claudia Sahm discussing promising research ideas that support a robust response to fight the coronavirus recession, as well as longer-term efforts to ensure a more resilient U.S. economy in the years to come. Read Claudia Sahm’s biography here: https://equitablegrowth.org/people/claudia-sahm/

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