Podcast episode Jun 25, 2020

Episode 11: The Lopsided Recession

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Veronica Guerrieri, Erik Hurst
The current recession is not only unprecedented in its nature and scope, but also in...
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages

Lunch and Learn Discussion Series: The Economic Policy Response to COVID-19

Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
Podcast episode Jun 9, 2020

Episode 8: Rethinking the Jobless Benefits Boost

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Peter Ganong, Joseph S. Vavra
Under the CARES Act, two-thirds of eligible unemployed Americans can access unemployment insurance exceeding their...
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
Insight Jun 4, 2020

Don’t end expanded unemployment insurance: Improve it

The Hill; Peter Ganong, Pascal Noel, Joseph Vavra
Topics:  Employment & Wages, COVID-19

Industrial Revolution in Services: Is Big Business Driving Economic Growth?

Topics:  Employment & Wages, Industrial Organization
Research Brief

Markups, Labor Market Inequality and the Nature of Work

Odds are, when you think of workers in a modern industrialized economy, you imagine all kinds of jobs, from those on factory floors and farms, to those in sales, marketing, and business development. You might also imagine that, over time, the percentage of people working in so-called blue-collar jobs, while still the majority, has decreased relative to white-collar workers.
Topics:  Employment & Wages
Research Brief

Synergizing Ventures

In the early days of Microsoft, Bill Gates and Paul Allen did not need investors’...
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Industrial Organization, Technology & Innovation
Research Brief

Spillover Impacts on Education from Employment Guarantees and Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction

For most young people and their parents who live in high-income countries, the decision to attend school is an easy one. School is universally available and free through high school, schooling is mandatory through the age of 16, and most jobs require at least a high school degree. Dropping out of school all but ensures a lifetime of relatively low income.
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages, Health care, K-12 Education