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SCEPA joined with the Economic Policy Institute on Capitol Hill to brief congressional staff and policy experts on tax expenditures, or incentives given through the tax code without scrutiny by Congress.
SCEPA economists are working on the prospects for a more progressive economic order to emerge from the shock of the recession. They have published papers and documents that place current events in a longer-term context as well as policy proposals to deal with short-term concerns. They are also documenting the emerging discussion of how the discipline of economics is reacting to the Great Recession and the questioning of conventional economic analysis.
Lance Taylor, a SCEPA Faculty Fellow, presents an overview of his new book, Maynard’s Revenge, in a Google Tech Talk.
The book, published this November by Harvard University Press, is a timely analysis of mainstream macroeconomics, posing the need for a more useful and realistic economic analysis that can provide a better understanding of the ongoing global financial and economic crisis.
The government spends $143 billion through tax breaks in an effort to expand pension coverage and security. Yet, over half of the American workforce does not have a pension. Retirement insecurity hurts business plans, workers’ lives and retiree well-being. Reform is needed.
SCEPA’s Guaranteeing Retirement Income Project, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and in collaboration with Demos and the Economic Policy Institute, has a plan to guarantee safe and secure retirement income for all Americans.
- Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In a November 11, 2010 Newsweek article, reporter Julie Halpert asks experts to share some of the best ways to plan for retirement in a post-recession world. Included in the list of six "What You Should Know Before You Retire," was Teresa Ghilarducci's advice to run a projection.
- Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The Global Labor University published 'On the Urgency of Stopping Global Warming,' an article by SCEPA's Willi Semmler and Christian Schoder. The article is a continuation of their work on 'The Economics of Climate Change.' The policy note makes a case for ambitious mitigation policies aimed at reducing carbon emission. Various mitigation policies are discussed with respect to their economic costs and efficiency in global warming reduction; policy implications are derived.
- Published on Monday, November 22, 2010
On September 17, 2010 The Economist posed the question: How has the crisis changed the teaching of economics? What followed was a lively discussion among guests who expressed their opinions on how the crisis has changed the teaching of economics.