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Expertise: Budget and fiscal policy, public finance, macroeconomics, work and family issues, energy and environmental economics

Michael Madowitz is an Economist at American Progress whose work has focused on labor markets, financial markets, tax policy, household budgeting in different phases of life, and a variety of environmental economics topics.

In addition to his work in support of the Economic Policy team, Michael conducts research for peer-reviewed publications in the fields of environmental economics, public finance, and macroeconomics. He served as a dissertation fellow with Resources for the Future, where he researched the implications of energy taxes at the state level, and as a senior research assistant with the Brookings Institution, where he worked on the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

Michael comes to American Progress from the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a master’s degree in applied mathematics and will defend his dissertation in economics in the coming months. At UC San Diego, he studied macroeconomics, econometrics, and public economics, and conducted research on carbon taxes, state and local budget policy, renewable energy, and gas taxes. As a teaching assistant, he taught courses on macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, environmental economics, and a variety of topics courses.

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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressNovember 3, 2016
The Fed should let the economy run some moreMarketWatchOctober 20, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressOctober 6, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-July 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJuly 7, 2016
State Examples of the Hidden Cost of a Failing Child Care SystemCenter for American ProgressJune 21, 2016
Calculating the Hidden Cost of Interrupting a Career for Child CareCenter for American ProgressJune 21, 2016
Jobs report tells Fed: Stop forcing rate hikesMarketWatchJune 15, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-June 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJune 2, 2016
New overtime rules will help workers, their families, and the economyMarketWatchMay 18, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-April 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressMarch 31, 2016
The Federal Reserve should let the economy keep growingMarketWatchMarch 15, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2016
As voters choose a president, economy sends mixed signalsMarketWatchFebruary 17, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressFebruary 4, 2016
What’s so good about flat wage growth?MarketWatchJanuary 20, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJanuary 7, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressDecember 3, 2015
Fed shouldn’t normalize rates before the economy is back to normalMarketWatchNovember 12, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressNovember 5, 2015
Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel in Puerto RicoCenter for American ProgressOctober 30, 2015
Too Hot to HandleCenter for American ProgressOctober 22, 2015
Long-Termism or LemonsCenter for American ProgressOctober 21, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressOctober 1, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressSeptember 3, 2015
The Birds and the Bees of the Fed’s Rate Hike DebateMorning ConsultAugust 24, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-July 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2015
What can we learn from Kansas?MarketWatchJune 10, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-June 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJune 4, 2015
We need the Fed to be credibleMarketWatchMay 14, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2015
April’s Employment Report Stings with DisappointmentCenter for American ProgressApril 6, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-April 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2015
Another Strong Jobs Day Means It’s Back to Econ 101 at the FedCenter for American ProgressMarch 9, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2015
The Good Employment Numbers Beg the Question—More Jobs, More Problems?Center for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressFebruary 5, 2015
New Numbers but Same Story: Economy Growing but Wages FlatCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2015
The Government Should Begin to Measure America’s Powerful Outdoor EconomyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJanuary 8, 2015
Continued Job Gains Are Sweet Music, and There Is Reason to Hope It’s Not the Same Old Song for WagesCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressDecember 4, 2014
It Would Be Great to Have Better CriticsCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2014
Everything but the Wages: One Major Step Short of a Robustly Healthy Labor MarketCenter for American ProgressNovember 10, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressNovember 6, 2014
New GDP Numbers Show an Economy Chugging Along but Still LaggingCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2014
The Good News of Accelerating Job Growth is Tempered by Lagging WagesCenter for American ProgressOctober 6, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressOctober 2, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressSeptember 4, 2014
Fact Sheet: 5 Things You Should Know About Powder River Basin Coal ExportsCenter for American ProgressAugust 19, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2014
Federal Coal Leasing in the Powder River BasinCenter for American ProgressJuly 29, 2014
Switching from a Gas Tax to a Mileage-Based User FeeCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2014
With Job Growth Accelerating and Unemployment Falling, the Labor Market is Looking More RobustCenter for American ProgressJuly 3, 2014
What Have We Learned About Austerity Since the Great Recession?Center for American ProgressMay 30, 2014
It’s time to stop eating localOrange County RegisterMay 14, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressMay 1, 2014
How the Ryan Budget Fails Our Economy by Failing EconomicsCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor MarketCenter for American ProgressApril 3, 2014
Boosting Adult Educational Skills Can Grow the Middle ClassCenter for American ProgressNovember 12, 2013
Protecting the Taxpayer’s Share of Natural Resource Revenues on Public Lands and OceansCenter for American ProgressNovember 8, 2013
What Should We Expect if the United States Defaults?Center for American ProgressOctober 10, 2013