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.
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.
Christian E. Weller explains how maintaining the payroll tax cut helps families dig their way out of debt and grow the economy.
Economic growth will require some additional policy support in the near term, writes Christian E. Weller.
Christian E. Weller testifies before the Massachusetts legislature to discuss U.S. economic recovery and its effect on the Massachusetts economy.
The economy isn’t growing fast enough to bring down unemployment, writes Christian E. Weller. Policymakers need to step in with targeted measures.
Christian E. Weller shows how banks fatten up on fees at the expense of everyday consumers, which Senate Republicans support by blocking the first CFPB chairman.
The federal government should do more to create more economic opportunities for America's middle class, writes Christian E. Weller.
Policy needs to focus on creating more and better jobs more quickly, writes Christian E. Weller.
Issue Brief Christian Weller explains why states and localities face substantial risks with respect to public-sector productivity when switching from defined-benefit pensions to alternative retirement benefits.
Smart jobs policy can help struggling families in the short term while improving the foundation for faster economic growth in the future, writes Christian E. Weller.
Sabina Dewan and Christian E. Weller examine the consequences of Europe’s rolling debt crisis on the U.S. economy and how we can prepare ourselves.
Policymakers have a tough task ahead of balancing economic growth with deficit reduction, writes Christian E. Weller. But it’s not an impossible task.
Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller on why lawmakers need to address flagging U.S. productivity.