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The Faltering Escalator of Urban Opportunity

David Autor is the Ford Professor of Economics and Co-Chair of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future. This report was produced in collaboration with the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future.  SUMMARY: Since 1980, college-educated workers have been steadily moving into affluent cities while non-college workers have been […]

Economic Strategy Group Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic and Economic Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is at once threatening American lives, the sustainability of our nation’s health care system, and our economic prosperity. Our paramount concern at this moment should be to slow the spread of this virus and equip our health care system to effectively respond. Saving lives and saving the economy are not in conflict right now; […]

Washington Post: Americans are being left behind. Here’s how we fix it.

Originally published on Washington Post. Many Americans are being left behind by today’s modern, global economy, and they are justifiably angry about it. Growing numbers of people feel our economic and political systems are rigged against them. And it’s no wonder why. Recent progress in low- and middle-income wage growth is a blip against decades […]

Taskforce Report: Promoting Economic Recovery After COVID-19

The federal government’s fiscal and monetary responses to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been unprecedented. However, we argue that as many of the enacted fiscal measures begin to expire over the next two months, continued policy action will be needed to promote economic recovery. This report puts forward a set of […]

Robert Steel

ROBERT K. STEEL is a partner and chairman of Advisory at Perella Weinberg Partners. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners in May of 2014, Steel was New York City’s deputy mayor for Economic Development where he oversaw the NYC Economic Development Corporation. He was previously chief executive officer of Wachovia Corporation, where he oversaw the […]

Henry M. Paulson, Jr

HENRY M. PAULSON JR. is the founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute, which aims to foster a United States-China relationship that maintains global order in a rapidly evolving world. He is also the co-chair of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group, and co-chair of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum Advisory Board. Paulson served as the […]

Neil Irwin

NEIL IRWIN is senior economic correspondent at The New York Times. He is the author of How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World, a guide to navigating a career in the modern economy, published in 2019. He was previously the author of The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire, about the global […]

Ray Dalio

RAY DALIO is the founder, co-chairman and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, a global macroeconomic investment management firm that he started in 1975 and has grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune Magazine. Bridgewater is also the largest and most successful hedge fund in the world, […]

Neel Kashkari

NEEL KASHKARI has been president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis since Jan. 1, 2016. He serves as a voting member on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Ninth Federal Reserve District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington, D.C. In addition to those responsibilities, Neel oversees Minneapolis Fed […]

Doug Holtz-Eakin

DOUG HOLTZ-EAKIN has a distinguished record as an academic, policy adviser, and strategist. Currently he is the president of the American Action Forum and most recently was a commissioner on the congressionally chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He was the 6th director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2005. Following his tenure […]