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An open platform for new thinking, with recent articles from James Boyce, Jack Gao, Servaas Storm, and Robert Johnson.

Carbon Dividends: The Bipartisan Key to Climate Policy?

The practical question in Washington today is not whether regulations will go, but whether anything will replace them Read more

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China’s Economic Challenges May Soon Include Inequality

Research by Thomas Piketty, partly funded by the Institute, shows that wealth and income gaps in China are now larger than Europe’s, and approaching those of the US Read more

Remembering Tony Atkinson as the Architect of Modern Public Economics

Beatrice Cherrier remembers Tony Atkinson’s influential intellectual, educational and institutional contribution to the field of public economics Read more

The Jobs Legacy of the Obama Presidency

Viewed in historical context, the weak recovery from the 2008 crisis has been slow and painful, but a sub-5% unemployment rate and healthy job and wage growth will be among the most important legacies Obama leaves to the next president Read more