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Expertise: Private pensions, Social Security, U.S. economy and the labor market, the Federal Reserve, international finance, consumer credit and finance

Christian E. Weller is a senior fellow at American Progress and a professor of public policy at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His area of expertise includes retirement income security, macroeconomics, money and banking, and international finance. He is also a research scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute and an institute fellow at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Gerontology Institute. Prior to joining the Center, he was on the research staff at the Economic Policy Institute, where he remains a research associate.

Christian has also worked at the Center for European Integration Studies at the University of Bonn in Germany; under the Department of Public Policy of the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C.; and served in the banking sector in Germany, Belgium, and Poland. He is a respected academic with more than 100 academic and popular publications. His academic publications have appeared in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Development Studies, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Aging and Social Policy, and the Journal of Economic Issues, among others. His popular writings have been published in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

He co-authored with E. Wolff the book, Retirement Income: The Crucial Role of Social Security and was a co-editor of Employee Pensions: Policies, Problems and Possibilities with T. Ghilarducci. In 2006, he was awarded the Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. In 2007, Christian was elected to the board of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, one of the country’s largest associations for professionals in the fields of labor and employment relations.

His work is frequently cited in the press and he is often a guest on national TV and radio programs. Christian holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

By Christian E. Weller
Video: How Unions Help Increase Wealth for All and Close Racial Wealth GapsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2021
Unions Help Increase Wealth for All and Close Racial Wealth GapsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 6, 2021
Inflation and Making Ends Meet: Increasing Real Household IncomesCenter for American ProgressAugust 3, 2021
Summary of Proposals and Policy Actions To Reduce the Black-White Wealth GapCenter for American ProgressJuly 28, 2021
Wealth Matters: The Black-White Wealth Gap Before and During the PandemicCenter for American ProgressJuly 28, 2021
The Economic Benefits of VaccinationsCenter for American ProgressJuly 15, 2021
The Path to Higher, More Inclusive Economic Growth and Good JobsCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2021
Eliminating the Black-White Wealth Gap Is a Generational ChallengeCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2021
Move Fast and Think Big: 7 Key Principles for the Economic Package America Needs NowCenter for American ProgressFebruary 4, 2021
Economic Stewardship in Times of CrisisCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2020
Public Work Provides Economic Security for Black Families and CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressOctober 23, 2020
Repealing the ACA Would Put Millions at Risk While Giving Big Tax Cuts to the Very WealthyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2020
Only a National Strategy To Combat COVID-19 Can Ensure a Full Economic RecoveryCenter for American ProgressSeptember 2, 2020
Redesigning Federal Funding of Research and DevelopmentCenter for American ProgressAugust 18, 2020
Trump’s Plan To Defund Social SecurityCenter for American ProgressAugust 12, 2020
The Black-White Wealth Gap Will Widen Educational Disparities During the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressAugust 12, 2020
All Risk, No Reward: Identifying the Economic Fallout From Premature ReopeningsCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2020
Temporary Fiscal Deficits To Avoid Permanent Economic and Social Damage From the CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressMay 29, 2020
Social Distancing To Fight the Coronavirus Saves Lives and Preserves the U.S. EconomyCenter for American ProgressMarch 31, 2020
The Economic Impact of Coronavirus in the U.S. and Possible Economic Policy ResponsesCenter for American ProgressMarch 6, 2020
African Americans Face Systematic Obstacles to Getting Good JobsCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2019
Corporate Governance and WorkersCenter for American ProgressAugust 14, 2019
Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth GapCenter for American ProgressAugust 7, 2019
We Can Still Do Big Things, If We Don’t Waste Our Money On Tax Cuts For The RichForbesApril 9, 2019
Workers Face Unnecessary Risks As Companies Often Don’t Disclose Environmental, Other ChallengesForbesApril 2, 2019
Budgeting the FutureCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2019
Growing Inequality In Retirement Follows From Decades Of Wrongheaded PoliciesForbesMarch 25, 2019
Risks Of DIY Retirement Savings Are Real As People Lose $4 Trillion In Just 3 MonthsForbesMarch 15, 2019
Fed Data On Country’s Finances Highlight Families’ Financial VulnerabilitiesForbesMarch 13, 2019
Trump’s Budget Will Continue To Undermine Middle Class SecurityForbesMarch 9, 2019
The Next Recession Will Show The Stark Reality Of The Retirement CrisisForbesFebruary 28, 2019
Government Shutdown Erodes Public Employees’ Middle-Class SecurityForbesJanuary 7, 2019
Older Workers Need Further Labor Market ImprovementsForbesJanuary 4, 2019
5 Ways Policymakers Can Impact Retirement Security In 2019ForbesJanuary 3, 2019
Financial Risks Mount As Household Wealth Climbs To Record HighsForbesDecember 17, 2018
When a Job Is Not EnoughCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2018
Loans From A 401(k) Make Life Easier Now, But Put Retirement At RiskForbesNovember 27, 2018
Caring For A Loved One Hurts Women’s Retirement ProspectsForbesNovember 20, 2018
Even At The Top, Non-Whites, Latinos Fall Further BehindForbesNovember 16, 2018
Letting Employees Raid Their 401(k)s Could Actually Encourage SavingsForbesNovember 5, 2018
Data Show Next Congress Can’t Take is Eyes off the Labor MarketForbesNovember 2, 2018
Racial Wealth Gap Much Smaller Among Union MembersForbesOctober 17, 2018
Despite 3.7% Unemployment, Labor Market Inequities Mean Retirement Insecurity For ManyForbesOctober 5, 2018
Budget Estimates Show New Tax Cuts for Wealthiest Americans Threaten Middle-Class RetirementForbesSeptember 25, 2018
Latest Fed Data on Household Wealth Mask Massive InequalityForbesSeptember 21, 2018
Despite Successful Minority Stereotype, Asian-Americans Face Worse Retirement Crisis Than WhitesForbesSeptember 18, 2018
Working Longer Still Not A Retirement PlanForbesSeptember 7, 2018
Proposed New Savings Accounts Just Another Tax Shelter For Richest AmericansForbesSeptember 6, 2018
Union Membership Narrows the Racial Wealth Gap for Families of ColorCenter for American ProgressSeptember 4, 2018
Unions Help Middle Class Families Save For Their FutureForbesAugust 31, 2018
Working-Class Families Are Getting Hit From All SidesCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2018
The Data Do Not Support Supply-Side EconomicsCenter for American ProgressJune 21, 2018
Systematic InequalityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2018
Supply-Side Follies: Wasteful Tax Cuts Will Not Boost the EconomyCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2017
Obama’s Legacy on the Economy Is Anything But a MessCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2017
The Racial Gap Widens and Policymakers Turn Their BacksSpotlight on Poverty and OpportunityMay 3, 2017
Women’s Economic Risk Exposure and SavingsCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2017
Single Women Face the Greatest Risk and Economic InsecurityCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2017
Approximated Employment Effects of the American Health Care ActCenter for American ProgressMarch 20, 2017
The truth about Obama’s economic legacy and Trump’s inheritanceThe ConversationMarch 1, 2017
Wealth Inequality Among Asian Americans Greater Than Among WhitesCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2016
The trouble with the Trump-Pence Carrier deal: Giving away tax benefits to get jobs to stay is woefully inefficientNew York Daily NewsDecember 1, 2016
Building Middle-Class Wealth Through UnionsCAP ActionDecember 1, 2016
Toward a Dignified Retirement for AllCenter for American ProgressNovember 15, 2016
The U.S. economy is in desperate need of a strong dose of fiscal penicillinThe ConversationSeptember 28, 2016
An Infrastructure Plan for AmericaCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2016
Fact Sheet: A Plan for Investing in America’s InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2016
The Gender Wage Gap and Women’s Retirement Security Go Hand in HandThe Huffington PostApril 11, 2016
Why are so many Americans struggling to save for retirement?The ConversationFebruary 3, 2016
Economic Snapshot: November 2015Center for American ProgressDecember 1, 2015
Laying the Groundwork for More Efficient Retirement Savings IncentivesCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2015
Counterpoint: Strengthen Social Security as Key Protection Against Rising Economic RisksInside SourcesNovember 2, 2015
Economic Snapshot: October 2015Center for American ProgressOctober 30, 2015
The Inefficiencies of Existing Retirement Savings IncentivesCenter for American ProgressOctober 30, 2015
Don’t blame yourself; retirement crisis stems from bad policies not bad habitsMarketWatchOctober 29, 2015
Economic Snapshot: September 2015Center for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2015
Economic Snapshot: August 2015Center for American ProgressAugust 31, 2015
Economic Snapshot: July 2015Center for American ProgressJuly 31, 2015
Economic Snapshot: June 2015Center for American ProgressJune 30, 2015
Economic Snapshot: May 2015Center for American ProgressMay 29, 2015
What Data on Older Households Tell Us About Wealth Inequality and Entrepreneurship GrowthCenter for American ProgressMay 27, 2015
April 2015Center for American ProgressApril 29, 2015
March 2015Center for American ProgressMarch 27, 2015
February 2015Center for American ProgressFebruary 25, 2015
The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social SecurityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2015
January 2015Center for American ProgressJanuary 28, 2015
The Reality of the Retirement CrisisCenter for American ProgressJanuary 26, 2015
December 2014Center for American ProgressDecember 23, 2014
November 2014Center for American ProgressNovember 24, 2014
October 2014Center for American ProgressOctober 27, 2014
September 2014Center for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2014
August 2014Center for American ProgressAugust 26, 2014
A Win-Win for an All-In NationCenter for American ProgressAugust 25, 2014
Keep Calm and Muddle ThroughCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2014
Yes, there is a retirement crisisThe HillJuly 31, 2014
July 2014Center for American ProgressJuly 24, 2014
June 2014Center for American ProgressJune 25, 2014
May 2014Center for American ProgressMay 28, 2014
One Size Does Not Fit AllNational JournalMay 8, 2014
April 2014Center for American ProgressApril 21, 2014
March 2014Center for American ProgressMarch 26, 2014
Reading Between the DataCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2014
February 2014Center for American ProgressFebruary 27, 2014
January 2014Center for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2014
December 2013Center for American ProgressDecember 19, 2013
November 2013Center for American ProgressNovember 27, 2013
Creating Economic SecurityCenter for American ProgressNovember 21, 2013
Amid Fiscal Uncertainty, Businesses Hit the Pause ButtonCenter for American ProgressNovember 13, 2013
Conservative games in Washington played at the expense of the vulnerabletheGrioNovember 4, 2013
The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. EconomyCenter for American ProgressOctober 29, 2013
October 2013Center for American ProgressOctober 29, 2013
Missing Urgency and Wrong PrioritiesCenter for American ProgressOctober 11, 2013
September 2013Center for American ProgressSeptember 30, 2013
August 2013Center for American ProgressAugust 13, 2013
July 2013Center for American ProgressJuly 24, 2013
The Universal Savings CreditCenter for American ProgressJuly 19, 2013
June 2013Center for American ProgressJune 21, 2013
May 2013Center for American ProgressMay 13, 2013
April 2013Center for American ProgressApril 22, 2013
Making Sure Money Is Available When We Need ItCenter for American ProgressMarch 25, 2013
March 2013Center for American ProgressMarch 22, 2013
The Mixed Bag of 401(k) LoansCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2013
February 2013Center for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2013
A Higher Minimum Wage Will Not Hurt U.S. BusinessesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2013
How the Debt Ceiling Fight Could Derail the Housing RecoveryCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2013
January 2013Center for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2013
December 2012Center for American ProgressDecember 17, 2012
Continuing Our Resilient Economic RecoveryCenter for American ProgressDecember 11, 2012
November 2012Center for American ProgressNovember 26, 2012
Obama’s Economy Is Driving Well, Considering the Hand Brake Is OnChristian Science MonitorNovember 5, 2012
October 2012Center for American ProgressOctober 24, 2012
September 2012Center for American ProgressSeptember 27, 2012
August 2012Center for American ProgressAugust 20, 2012
Middle-Class Economic Security Declines as Wealth Concentration IncreasesCenter for American ProgressAugust 15, 2012
July 2012Center for American ProgressJuly 16, 2012
June 2012Center for American ProgressJune 26, 2012
May 2012Center for American ProgressMay 29, 2012
10 Reasons Why Public Policies Rescued the U.S. EconomyCenter for American ProgressMay 29, 2012
Making Investments Today for a Competitive Economy TomorrowCenter for American ProgressMay 18, 2012
Student Loan Debt Seems to Rise No Matter What the Economy DoesCenter for American ProgressMay 3, 2012
GDP Data Show Policymakers Still Have Work To DoCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2012
April 2012Center for American ProgressApril 26, 2012
Economic Gap Widens for BlacksThe RootApril 23, 2012
The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. EconomyCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2012
March 2012Center for American ProgressMarch 29, 2012
House Republicans Assault Social SecurityCenter for American ProgressMarch 20, 2012
February 2012Center for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2012
Making the Right Investments Now Is Key to Future ProductivityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2012
January 2012Center for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2012
Optimistic Jobs Report Masks Persistent WeaknessesMarketWatchJanuary 6, 2012
Time to Invest in Future CompetitivenessCenter for American ProgressJanuary 3, 2012
Lending a Hand to the Maxed-Out ConsumerCenter for American ProgressDecember 13, 2011
December 2011Center for American ProgressDecember 13, 2011
Working Against Economic HeadwindsCenter for American ProgressDecember 12, 2011
November 2011Center for American ProgressNovember 30, 2011
We Need a Leader at the Consumer Financial Protection BureauCenter for American ProgressNovember 29, 2011
Should the Government Narrow the Income Gap (Part II)?NPRNovember 28, 2011
Unburdening America’s Middle ClassCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2011
October 2011Center for American ProgressOctober 31, 2011
Buyer BewareCenter for American ProgressSeptember 30, 2011
September 2011Center for American ProgressSeptember 27, 2011
When Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis Hits HomeCenter for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2011
August 2011Center for American ProgressAugust 29, 2011
The State of American Productivity GrowthCenter for American ProgressAugust 18, 2011
Top 10 Reasons Middle-Class Retirement Is at RiskCenter for American ProgressAugust 5, 2011
The Black and White Labor Gap in AmericaCenter for American ProgressJuly 25, 2011
July 2011Center for American ProgressJuly 14, 2011
Lifting the Federal Debt Ceiling Key to Latino ProsperityLatinovationsJuly 7, 2011
La inacción del CongresoCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2011
June 2011Center for American ProgressJune 27, 2011
Not AgainCenter for American ProgressMay 26, 2011
Don’t Raise the Federal Debt Ceiling, Torpedo the U.S. Housing MarketCenter for American ProgressMay 24, 2011
May 2011Center for American ProgressMay 20, 2011
The Federal Debt Ceiling and Your FinancesCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2011
Growing Concerns About Future U.S. CompetitivenessCenter for American ProgressMay 9, 2011
April 2011Center for American ProgressApril 19, 2011
Here They Go AgainCenter for American ProgressApril 5, 2011
The Consequences of ConservatismCenter for American ProgressMarch 25, 2011
March 2011Center for American ProgressMarch 22, 2011
February 2011Center for American ProgressFebruary 28, 2011
The Case for Strategic Export PromotionCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2011
Measuring Future U.S. CompetitivenessCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2011
January 2011Center for American ProgressJanuary 31, 2011
Obama’s Call to Strengthen Social Security Is Key for Ethnic EldersNew America MediaJanuary 31, 2011
The State of Communities of Color in 2011Center for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2011
The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. EconomyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2011
Conservatives Need to Understand that Attacking Public Servants Isn’t the AnswerCenter for American ProgressJanuary 11, 2011
Slow Recovery Without Continued Policy InterventionsCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2010
December 2010Center for American ProgressDecember 13, 2010
Building It Up, Not Tearing It DownCenter for American ProgressDecember 9, 2010
November 2010Center for American ProgressNovember 30, 2010
Latest GDP Figures Show Business Investment Powering Economic GrowthCenter for American ProgressOctober 29, 2010
October 2010Center for American ProgressOctober 29, 2010
President Obama Has Chance To Lead on Economy After ElectionCNBCSeptember 27, 2010
September 2010Center for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2010
Export Strengths Underlie Lagging EconomyCenter for American ProgressAugust 30, 2010
August 2010Center for American ProgressAugust 20, 2010
Social Security Shows Resilience as It Approaches Its 75th BirthdayCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2010
Business Investment Carries Recovery Forward, but Trade Deficit Grows More WorrisomeCenter for American ProgressJuly 30, 2010
Economic Snapshot for July 2010Center for American ProgressJuly 23, 2010
Obama’s Pro-Market EconomicsCenter for American ProgressJuly 15, 2010
Economic Snapshot for June 2010Center for American ProgressJune 21, 2010
Economic Snapshot for May 2010Center for American ProgressMay 11, 2010
The Cost of Risk in the Oil MarketCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2010
Recovery Continues, but Weaknesses RemainCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2010
Economic Snapshot for April 2010Center for American ProgressApril 21, 2010
March 2010Center for American ProgressMarch 23, 2010
Economic Snapshot for February 2010Center for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2010
Short-Term Labor Solutions Can Help Persistent Poverty Among MinoritiesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 16, 2010
Economy Gains Momentum with Stronger Business GrowthCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2010
January 2010Center for American ProgressJanuary 20, 2010
The State of Minorities in the EconomyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2010
The U.S. Trade TrapCenter for American ProgressJanuary 11, 2010
December 2009Center for American ProgressDecember 15, 2009
November 2009Center for American ProgressNovember 20, 2009
Stimulus Aids Strong Economic ReboundCenter for American ProgressOctober 29, 2009
October 2009Center for American ProgressOctober 6, 2009
Leveling the Playing FieldCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2009
September 2009Center for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2009
States Will Drag on Economic Growth and Job RecoveryCenter for American ProgressSeptember 21, 2009
August 2009Center for American ProgressAugust 14, 2009
Less Spending on Gas and Cars Means More Money in the Bank—For NowCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2009
Government Spending Helps Slow Economic FreefallCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2009
July 2009Center for American ProgressJuly 9, 2009
The Retirement Crisis in the Labor MarketCenter for American ProgressJuly 2, 2009
Taken for a RideCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2009
Weller Debates the Future of Retirement – Part 3Center for American ProgressJune 24, 2009
Signals on the FritzCenter for American ProgressJune 24, 2009
Working Longer Isn’t a Retirement PlanCenter for American ProgressJune 19, 2009
June 2009Center for American ProgressJune 16, 2009
Weller Debates the Future of Retirement – Part 1Center for American ProgressJune 16, 2009
May 2009Center for American ProgressMay 18, 2009
The Incredible Shrinking EconomyCenter for American ProgressApril 29, 2009
Household Wealth in FreefallCenter for American ProgressApril 23, 2009
April 2009Center for American ProgressApril 7, 2009
Who Borrows From Payday Lenders?Center for American ProgressMarch 26, 2009
How to Get Trillions in Lost Wealth BackCenter for American ProgressMarch 21, 2009
Warning: Credit Card Practices Can Be Detrimental to Your (and Their) HealthCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2009
Rebuilding the Retirement DreamCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2009
March 2009Center for American ProgressMarch 17, 2009
Our House in the Middle of Our Street is No Longer Our HouseCenter for American ProgressMarch 16, 2009
Gone in 1.8 SecondsCenter for American ProgressMarch 15, 2009
The Mirage Of Hispanic Job GrowthCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2009
February 2009Center for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2009
The Recession AcceleratesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 30, 2009
The State of Minorities: The Recession IssueCenter for American ProgressJanuary 16, 2009
January 2009Center for American ProgressJanuary 13, 2009
On Point: The Stimulus DebateCenter for American ProgressJanuary 8, 2009
December 2008Center for American ProgressDecember 17, 2008
Job Mayhem in Financial ServicesCenter for American ProgressDecember 16, 2008
From a Trickle to a FloodCenter for American ProgressDecember 11, 2008
Investing for Widespread, Productive GrowthCenter for American ProgressDecember 2, 2008
Dirty, Rotten Cyber ScoundrelsCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2008
November 2008Center for American ProgressNovember 18, 2008
Policymakers, Be Aware: The Labor Market Needs HelpCenter for American ProgressNovember 7, 2008
The Financial CrisisCenter for American ProgressOctober 20, 2008
October 2008Center for American ProgressOctober 15, 2008
How Long Is the Way Out of the Hole?Center for American ProgressOctober 13, 2008
This Is a Financial Crisis Like Any Other—Treat it Like OneCenter for American ProgressOctober 11, 2008
Building Better Retirement PlansCenter for American ProgressOctober 7, 2008
Wall Street Leads to Your StreetCenter for American ProgressOctober 1, 2008
The Credit Crisis Is SeriousCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2008
How to Deal with Failing Financial InstitutionsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 21, 2008
Labor Rights Can Be Good Trade PolicyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 18, 2008
September 2008Center for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2008
From Bad to Worse: Unemployment Rate Hits Working Americans Across the SpectrumCenter for American ProgressSeptember 5, 2008
Allowing Pension Plans to Manage RisksCenter for American ProgressSeptember 4, 2008
August 2008Center for American ProgressAugust 12, 2008
Factory FactsCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2008
Stimulus Begins to Work, But More May Be NeededCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2008
Preying on Retirement SavingsCenter for American ProgressJuly 28, 2008
401(k) Financial PlanningCenter for American ProgressJuly 22, 2008
Are You Saving Smartly for Retirement?Center for American ProgressJuly 16, 2008
Robbing Tomorrow to Pay for TodayCenter for American ProgressJuly 16, 2008
July 2008Center for American ProgressJuly 14, 2008
The Best Retirement Plan EverCenter for American ProgressJuly 10, 2008
The Continuing Fallout: Job Losses Roll On as Economy StrugglesCenter for American ProgressJuly 3, 2008
Running on FumesCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2008
Bankruptcies Back on the Wrong TrackCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2008
Speculators “R” Us: Commodities Markets Need Institutional Investors Like UsCenter for American ProgressJune 23, 2008
June 2008Center for American ProgressJune 17, 2008
May 2008Center for American ProgressMay 12, 2008
Bad News in New Job NumbersCenter for American ProgressMay 2, 2008
All Signs Point in the Wrong DirectionCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2008
Strengthening America’s First and Foremost Retirement PlanCenter for American ProgressApril 23, 2008
Record Gas Prices Add Pressure to Already Squeezed ConsumersCenter for American ProgressApril 22, 2008
Bush’s Bankruptcy Legacy: Three Years and Nearly 1.5 Million Bankruptcy Filings LaterCenter for American ProgressApril 17, 2008
April 2008Center for American ProgressApril 10, 2008
Nothing to Brag AboutCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2008
March 2008Center for American ProgressMarch 12, 2008
Our Nation’s Surprising Technology Trade DeficitCenter for American ProgressMarch 10, 2008
Labor Market Dives: Latest Employment Numbers Are AlarmingCenter for American ProgressMarch 7, 2008
Slowing Productivity Growth Requires Boosting Business InvestmentCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2008
Telling Inflationary Indicator: Latest Producer Price Index AlarmingCenter for American ProgressFebruary 26, 2008
Christian Weller Guest Blogs on Credit SlipsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 22, 2008
House of CardsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2008
Why Do Banks Lend More?Center for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2008
The Fed Cannot Do it AllCenter for American ProgressFebruary 20, 2008
Sliding into the Great DeflationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 19, 2008
Do the Math on Recession and ForeclosuresCenter for American ProgressFebruary 19, 2008
Housing Downer: Economic Woes Require Targeted Government ActionCenter for American ProgressFebruary 13, 2008
February 2008Center for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2008
Alarming GDP Growth Figures: Housing Crisis Puts Economy on the SkidsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 30, 2008
Bush Stimulus Package Misses the PointCenter for American ProgressJanuary 22, 2008
Economic Incompetence: Bush Stimulus Package Misses the Point as Markets PlungeCenter for American ProgressJanuary 22, 2008
No Day at the Spa: Rejuvenating the Economy Won’t be EasyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2008
January 2008Center for American ProgressJanuary 9, 2008
You’re a Mean One, Mr. GrinchCenter for American ProgressDecember 19, 2007
December 2007Center for American ProgressDecember 11, 2007
The Complacency TrapCenter for American ProgressDecember 7, 2007
A Looming Holiday Headache…Times ThreeCenter for American ProgressNovember 16, 2007
November 2007Center for American ProgressNovember 7, 2007
We’re Not Out of the Woods YetCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2007
October 2007Center for American ProgressOctober 10, 2007
Underlying Labor Market Weaknesses PersistCenter for American ProgressOctober 5, 2007
October 2007Center for American ProgressSeptember 11, 2007
The Recession in the Rearview Mirror is Closer than it LooksCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2007
Managing Financial Risks as Markets MoveCenter for American ProgressAugust 21, 2007
Access DeniedCenter for American ProgressAugust 15, 2007
August 2007Center for American ProgressAugust 14, 2007
An Oldie But Goodie: The Importance of Social Security as Source of Retirement IncomeCenter for American ProgressAugust 9, 2007
Responsibly Addressing the Nation’s NeedsCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2007
Ignoring Productivity At Our PerilCenter for American ProgressAugust 3, 2007
Doubts Arise About the Economy’s MomentumCenter for American ProgressAugust 3, 2007
Trade and Investment Carry Economy To Renewed StrengthCenter for American ProgressJuly 27, 2007
July 2007Center for American ProgressJuly 11, 2007
Job Growth Looks Good Against Diminished ExpectationsCenter for American ProgressJuly 6, 2007
Productive Dialogue vs. Name-CallingCenter for American ProgressJuly 5, 2007
June 2007Center for American ProgressJune 15, 2007
Mixed Employment Bag for New College GraduatesCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2007
Mortgage Market Troubles May Be Knocking On Your DoorCenter for American ProgressMay 25, 2007
Your Pain, Their GainCenter for American ProgressMay 25, 2007
May 2007Center for American ProgressMay 14, 2007
The 401(k) Fee EffectCenter for American ProgressMay 2, 2007
Searching for MomentumCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2007
Because I’m the Boss: CEO Compensation Still EgregiousCenter for American ProgressApril 20, 2007
April, 2007Center for American ProgressApril 19, 2007
March, 2007Center for American ProgressMarch 14, 2007
The Job Market Has Only Weak Momentum Going ForwardCenter for American ProgressMarch 9, 2007
Building 401(k) Wealth One Percent at a Time: Fees Chip Away at People’s Retirement Nest EggsCenter for American ProgressMarch 6, 2007
February, 2007Center for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2007
Tell Tale SignsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2007
As Investment Slumps, Exports Step in to Boost GrowthCenter for American ProgressJanuary 31, 2007
Risks Rise for Middle ClassCenter for American ProgressJanuary 30, 2007
Five Economic Challenges That Need More Policy AttentionCenter for American ProgressJanuary 22, 2007
January, 2007Center for American ProgressJanuary 12, 2007
Is There Really a Labor Market Slump?Center for American ProgressJanuary 5, 2007
The U.S. Economy in Review: 2006Center for American ProgressDecember 21, 2006
Rebuilding Our Middle Class, One Smart Step at a TimeCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2006
Families Feel the Pressure as Mortgage Delinquency Rates RiseCenter for American ProgressDecember 14, 2006
Economic Snapshot for DecemberCenter for American ProgressDecember 11, 2006
The End of the Great American Housing BoomCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2006
Which Way is Up?Center for American ProgressDecember 8, 2006
Consumer Debt: A Christmas StoryCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2006
NovemberCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2006
The $871,000 Job SubsidyCenter for American ProgressNovember 17, 2006
Still Waiting for the Labor Market ResurgenceCenter for American ProgressNovember 3, 2006
Continuing the SlumpCenter for American ProgressNovember 3, 2006
The Slump DeepensCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2006
October, 2006Center for American ProgressOctober 10, 2006
Consumer Fatigue Weakens Job GrowthCenter for American ProgressOctober 6, 2006
Rewarding Hard WorkCenter for American ProgressOctober 4, 2006
Middle Class in TurmoilCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2006
August, 2006Center for American ProgressAugust 4, 2006
Weakening Labor Market Exposes Vulnerabilities of MinoritiesCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2006
Are the Best Times Behind Us?Center for American ProgressJuly 28, 2006
The Great CEO GuaranteeCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2006
Pushing the LimitCenter for American ProgressJuly 19, 2006
Opportunities Continue to Erode for White MenCenter for American ProgressJuly 7, 2006
Despite Strong Growth, Middle-Class Squeeze Continues Amid Higher PricesCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2006
Step Up to the PlateCenter for American ProgressJune 2, 2006
No Easy Solutions for Chronic U.S. Trade DeficitCenter for American ProgressMay 12, 2006
Drowning in DebtCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2006
Statistical SnapshotCenter for American ProgressMay 8, 2006
Employment Opportunities for College Graduates Less AbundantCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2006
Comment on the Release of the Medicare and Social Security Trustees’ ReportsCenter for American ProgressMay 2, 2006
Comment on First Quarter Advance GDP Growth EstimatesCenter for American ProgressApril 28, 2006
The Gap Between CEOs and America’s Middle Class Widened in 2005Center for American ProgressApril 13, 2006
Basic Points About the EconomyCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2006
Threats to Labor Market Appear on the HorizonCenter for American ProgressApril 7, 2006
The Middle Class Squeeze at 25-Year High in 2005Center for American ProgressMarch 21, 2006
Response to President Bush’s Press ConferenceCenter for American ProgressMarch 21, 2006
Basic Points About the EconomyCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2006
Statement on February Employment DataCenter for American ProgressMarch 10, 2006
Low Investments Pose Risk for InnovationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 22, 2006
Comment on 2005 Trade FiguresCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2006
Statement on January Employment FiguresCenter for American ProgressFebruary 3, 2006
Comment on Fourth Quarter GDP FiguresCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2006
State of the EconomyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 26, 2006
Statement on December Employment DataCenter for American ProgressJanuary 6, 2006
Middle-Class Turmoil: High Risks Reflect Middle-Class AnxietiesCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2005
Comment on October Trade DataCenter for American ProgressDecember 14, 2005
Credit or Cash?Center for American ProgressDecember 12, 2005
Comment on Employment DataCenter for American ProgressDecember 2, 2005
Statement on September Trade DataCenter for American ProgressNovember 10, 2005
Statement on October Employment FiguresCenter for American ProgressNovember 4, 2005
Middle-Class Progress?Center for American ProgressOctober 20, 2005
Statement on September Employment FiguresCenter for American ProgressOctober 7, 2005
Foreign Policy Implications of a New German GovernmentCenter for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2005
Innovation and Growth: The Missing Dimension in Germany’s Election CampaignsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 16, 2005
Decision in GermanyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2005
Ensuring Retirement Income Security with Cash Balance PlansCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2005
The Middle Class’ Lost FutureCenter for American ProgressAugust 26, 2005
Comment on GDP dataCenter for American ProgressJuly 29, 2005
One of the Largest New Government Spending Programs in HistoryCenter for American ProgressJuly 27, 2005
The Renter Squeeze: Minority and Low Income Renters Feel Pressures from Housing Boom and Weak Labor MarketCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2005
With Social Security Privatization, Timing Matters – For Some More than for OthersCenter for American ProgressJuly 22, 2005
Comment on May Trade Deficit FiguresCenter for American ProgressJuly 12, 2005
Raising the Retirement Age for Social SecurityCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2005
President Bush’s Job DeficitsCenter for American ProgressJune 3, 2005
Supersize ThisCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2005
Better Funding Rules Can Help Employers Honor their Pension PromisesCenter for American ProgressMay 12, 2005
For Middle-Class Families, Dream of Own House Drowns in Sea of DebtCenter for American ProgressMay 12, 2005
Comparing Apples to Apples: How President Bush’s Middle-Class Benefit Cuts Compare to Social SecurityCenter for American ProgressMay 10, 2005
Primer on President Bush’s “Plan” for Social Security PrivatizationCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2005
Restore Tax Fairness for Social Security's SolvencyCenter for American ProgressMay 1, 2005
Social Security Privatization: Abandoning Family ValuesCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2005
Comment on Trade Deficit NumbersCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2005
CEO Pay Soars, While Middle Class StrugglesCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2005
The Mother of All Unfunded MandatesCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2005
Statement on March Employment FiguresCenter for American ProgressApril 1, 2005
Five Issues for the Release of the Social Security Trustees’ ReportCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2005
Comment on Trade DataCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2005
U.S. Loses Global Competitive Edge in Hi TechCenter for American ProgressMarch 9, 2005
Privatization’s Poor ReturnCenter for American ProgressMarch 4, 2005
Rising Personal BankruptciesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 18, 2005
Sensible Funding Rules to Stabilize Pension BenefitsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 17, 2005
Social Security PrivatizationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2005
Comment on Trade DataCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2005
Statement on Advance GDP FiguresCenter for American ProgressJanuary 28, 2005
Tax Cuts Does Not Match Economic RealityCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2005
Conservative Rhetoric on Tax Cuts Does Not Match Economic RealityCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2005
Dollar FAQsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2005
White House Memo Implies Tax HikeCenter for American ProgressJanuary 7, 2005
Oil Prices Up, Dollar Down – Coincidence?Center for American ProgressNovember 30, 2004
The Dollar’s Decline in PerspectiveCenter for American ProgressNovember 23, 2004
Let Us Count the Ways: The Costs of Social Security Privatization are in the DetailsCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2004
Labor Market ChallengesCenter for American ProgressNovember 5, 2004
Business Investment Too NarrowCenter for American ProgressOctober 28, 2004
A Long Way to Dig Out of the Income HoleCenter for American ProgressOctober 8, 2004
Underlying Causes of Trade Deficit Cast Doubt on Future ImprovementsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 24, 2004
Payment DueCenter for American ProgressSeptember 20, 2004
Don’t Lose (the) Heart (of the Economy)Center for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2004
How Big Is This Soft Patch, Mr. Greenspan?Center for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2004
Alan Greenspan Should Read His Speeches More CarefullyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2004
The Labor Market Recovery is Real, Maybe, or NotCenter for American ProgressSeptember 3, 2004
Bush Can’t Have His Cake and Eat It, TooCenter for American ProgressAugust 24, 2004
On Pensions, We Need Substance, Not HypeCenter for American ProgressAugust 20, 2004
The Economy Has Turned the Corner … Into a Dead EndCenter for American ProgressAugust 9, 2004
Labor Market Recovery: Too Little, Too Late?Center for American ProgressAugust 6, 2004
Working Mothers Caught in a BindCenter for American ProgressJuly 2, 2004
Lagging Investment: The Cost of the Upside-Down EconomyCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2004
Too Early To Declare Manufacturing’s Woes OverCenter for American ProgressJune 17, 2004
Is the Strong Recovery Sustainable?Center for American ProgressJune 10, 2004
“Upside-Down” Economy Takes a Bite out of Middle Class WalletsCenter for American ProgressMay 28, 2004
On Offshoring, Perceptions MatterCenter for American ProgressMay 21, 2004
Reversing the “Upside-Down” EconomyCenter for American ProgressMay 10, 2004
Durable Growth More in Need of Labor Market Recovery than BeforeCenter for American ProgressApril 29, 2004
George W. Bush in WonderlandCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2004
Trade and Budget Deficits Pose Risks to Durable GrowthCenter for American ProgressApril 22, 2004
Scaremongering in the Social Security DebateCenter for American ProgressApril 22, 2004
Dude, Where is My Retirement?Center for American ProgressApril 16, 2004
Tax Day: Average Americans Lose Out with Bush Tax CutsCenter for American ProgressApril 14, 2004
The Corporate Tax Void: Record High Profits and Record Low TaxesCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2004
Is the U.S. Trade Deficit a Train Wreck Waiting to Happen?Center for American ProgressApril 8, 2004
Taking Credit Where Credit is Not DueCenter for American ProgressApril 6, 2004
How Do We Know When the Job Loss Recovery is Over?Center for American ProgressApril 2, 2004
Privatization Worsens Outlook for Medicare and Social SecurityCenter for American ProgressMarch 22, 2004
Working Families Are Disenchanted with Labor Market Outlook for Good ReasonCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2004
Investment May Not Run on All CylindersCenter for American ProgressMarch 4, 2004
America’s Families Feel the Brunt of Irresponsible Tax CutsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 13, 2004
Ignore at Your Own Peril: The Manufacturing Crisis in PerspectiveCenter for American ProgressFebruary 6, 2004
A Personal Perspective on the DollarCenter for American ProgressFebruary 6, 2004
Strong Growth Continues Amid Signs of a Weak Labor MarketCenter for American ProgressJanuary 30, 2004
Insuring Pensions: Making the System Work for the Retirees of Today and TomorrowCenter for American ProgressJanuary 23, 2004
Buyer Beware: Pension Wealth Inequality Rises as 401(k) Plans Become More PopularCenter for American ProgressJanuary 16, 2004
When, Not If – The Inevitable End to the Refinancing Boom Requires AttentionCenter for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2004
Declaring the Job Loss Recovery Over Doesn’t Make it SoCenter for American ProgressJanuary 9, 2004
Heed History’s LessonsCenter for American ProgressDecember 30, 2003
Irresponsible Tax Cuts Sold as Fiscal ResponsibilityCenter for American ProgressDecember 12, 2003
Faster Income Growth Needed to Escape Debt TrapCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2003