Tag Archives: Hamilton Project

Ten Economic Facts about Immigration

The Hamilton Project has a report out entitled Ten Economic Facts about Immigration that is worth reading. Given the large, productivity enhancing benefits of high skill immigration, the following figure is troubling and highlights a key area for improvement.  

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The Types of Things that Congress Should be Considering

From the Hamilton Project (and recently highlighted by Dylan Matthews): An Enduring Social Safety Net Transitioning to Bundled Payments in Medicare Reforming Federal Support for Risky Development Restructuring Cost Sharing and Supplemental Insurance for Medicare An Evidence-Based Path to Disability Insurance … Continue reading

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The Economics of Immigration

Given the interest and policy relevance (as well as Miles Kimball’s immigration tweet day), I thought I’d write a post on the theory and empirics of the effects of immigration in the labor market. A simple starting point for thinking … Continue reading

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How Long Will it Take to Get to 6.5 Percent Unemployment?

Not soon according to the Hamilton Project:

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Number of Unemployed Per Job Opening

The Hamilton Project has a great report titled “The Importance of Unemployment Insurance for American Families & the Economy.” Here’s one of the key graphs:

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The Other CAP Tax Reform Plan that People Should be Talking About

Many people (see here or here) have been focusing on a new tax reform plan from Rubin, Summers, Altman,  Podesta, Daley, Tanden and others this morning for good reason. There’s another CAP & Hamilton Project tax reform plan by Alan Auerbach on … Continue reading

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Is College a Good Investment?

Last night, I went to a debate on the value of college and relied heavily on some great work by the Hamilton project. On average, college is a fantastic investment. Here’s why: 1. Benefit vs Cost: Benefit: 450K in PDV based … Continue reading

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