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Student Loan Debt Seems to Rise No Matter What the Economy Does

Christian E. Weller parses the latest data to detail how different student borrowers fared between 2007-2009. It’s not an encouraging picture.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, May 3, 2012

GDP Data Show Policymakers Still Have Work To Do

Congress should focus on addressing sluggish business investment, keeping up consumer demand, and supporting our middle class who are still recovering from the hammering they took during the Great Recession, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Friday, April 27, 2012

April 2012

The economic outlook is better for families, writes Christian E. Weller, but trouble spots remain, particularly on the jobs front.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, April 26, 2012

Economic Gap Widens for Blacks

Christian E. Weller and Julie Ajinkya discuss how the economic gap is widening for black Americans.

By Christian E. Weller and Julie Ajinkya | Monday, April 23, 2012

The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell explain how communities of color were hit particularly hard by the Great Recession in 2007 and how they're still struggling as the economy recovers.

By Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell | Thursday, April 12, 2012

March 2012

Smart economic policy can continue to strengthen the economic recovery and help accelerate private-sector job creation, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, March 29, 2012

House Republicans Assault Social Security

The House budget plan hurts the middle class even more by expanding tax cuts for the wealthy and embracing cuts to retirement security, write David Madland and Christian E. Weller.

By David Madland and Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

February 2012

Our economy is recuperating but getting it back to full health will require policies aimed at job creation and at the most vulnerable, says Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Making the Right Investments Now Is Key to Future Productivity

Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller discuss the latest productivity numbers and explain what it means for U.S. economic competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

January 2012

Smart economic policy can continue to strengthen the economic recovery, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Friday, January 27, 2012

Optimistic Jobs Report Masks Persistent Weaknesses

The better-than-expected performance of the labor market in December 2011 is definitely welcome, but it should not detract from the fact that much work remains to be done, writes economist Christian Weller in MarketWatch.

By Christian E. Weller | Friday, January 6, 2012

Time to Invest in Future Competitiveness

Adam S. Hersh and Christian E. Weller explore recent productivity enhancing trends to discern whether our nation is heading in the right direction. Short answer: We’re not.

By Christian E. Weller and Adam Hersh | Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lending a Hand to the Maxed-Out Consumer

Christian E. Weller explains how maintaining the payroll tax cut helps families dig their way out of debt and grow the economy.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 2011

Economic growth will require some additional policy support in the near term, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Working Against Economic Headwinds

Christian E. Weller testifies before the Massachusetts legislature to discuss U.S. economic recovery and its effect on the Massachusetts economy.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, December 12, 2011