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Economic Strategy Group – A Bipartisan Statement in Support of Immediate Pandemic Relief

Amidst a resurgence in COVID-19 caseloads and continuing economic devastation from the pandemic, we urge Congress to enact legislation that focuses on the core measures necessary to provide additional fiscal relief as quickly as possible and no later than the end of this calendar year. A bipartisan relief package should include—first and foremost—additional funding to […]

Securing Our Economic Future: Introduction

The United States is currently gripped by deep uncertainty and economic anxiety. At the time of this writing, the United States is six months into the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 190,000 Americans have died from COVID (CDC 2020); more than 13 million Americans remain unemployed (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020); and tens of thousands of […]

Aspen Economic Strategy Group welcomes seven new members

New members replace outgoing Biden-Harris administration appointees and include Atlanta Fed President & CEO Raphael Bostic and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. The Aspen Economic Strategy Group (AESG) today announces seven new members to the sixty-five member, invitation-only group made up of distinguished leaders and thinkers who share the goal of promoting evidence-based solutions […]

Melissa S. Kearney

MELISSA S. KEARNEY is the Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. She is also director of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group; a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Kearney’s scholarly research focuses on poverty, inequality, and social policy in […]