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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When are people paying taxes? 47% and taxes over the lifecycle

See Economist’s View for more details

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Downsizing Government Employment Exacerbates the Downturn: Unemployment rate would be 7.1% without Gov’t Downsizing

The Hamilton project has a put out a nice analysis showing how harmful government layoffs have been on the employment situation. If you extrapolate the government employee to population ratio under President Bush, you’d have 1.7 million more government workers … Continue reading

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