Income & Wealth

    The Institute strongly supports collecting data and generating better theories about income and wealth. We use a multidisciplinary approach, casting a wide net to better understand these issues which sit at the heart of contemporary economics.

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    What we learn about inequality from Carl Icahn’s $2 billion Apple “no brainer”

    The company’s focus on stock buybacks to increase shareholder value is a reminder of why so much of the value created daily by millions of workers ends up in the hands of the billionaires Read more

    Economic Forecasting Models & Sanders Program Controversy

    The Romer/Romer letter to Professor Gerald Friedman marks a turning point. It concedes that there are indeed important issues at stake when evaluating the proposed economic policies of Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. These issues go beyond the political debate and should be discussed seriously between and among professional economists. Read more