Issue Brief Despite gains in the housing market, economic growth and labor-market growth remain too slow to make a difference for the American middle class.
Issue Brief It’s time to consider additional policy measures to bring down unemployment and economic suffering from their still-too-high levels.
Report Comprehensively managing household financial risk exposure should be an integral part of all asset-building policies.
Issue Brief Though the economy and job market have both maintained steady growth, lawmakers can do more to ensure a positive future for struggling Americans and a prosperous economy for all.
Senior Fellow Christian E. Weller testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Issue Brief Policymakers can accelerate modest recovery with increased infrastructure investments and boosts to personal income.
Basic math shows that President Obama’s proposed minimum-wage increase would have very little impact on U.S. businesses.
Failure to raise the debt ceiling could have a significant effect on the U.S. housing market and seriously damage our recovery.
Issue Brief The modest recovery continues, held back by the unresolved debt ceiling and spending cuts that create uncertainty, slowing job creation and economic growth.
Issue Brief Our modest economic recovery will need continued attention, and policymakers must quickly resolve the fiscal showdown to end the uncertainty that could derail the recovery.
Christian E. Weller testifies before the Joint Revenue Hearing, House and Senate Ways and Means Committees, at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, Massachusetts.
Issue Brief Policymakers need to continue paying attention to our moderate economic recovery.
Smart choices by President Obama and Congress have saved the economy from another recession and put it on the path to recovery. Policymakers can continue to help the economy by removing the obstacles to faster growth, such as helping struggling states retain teachers.