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Can Infrastructure Solve Our Economic Ills?

Infrastructure investment must be accompanied by private investment to have an impact.

“I Don’t”: The Social and Economic Impacts of Falling Marriage Rates

The income gap between married and non-married households has widened

Even as the income premium for married couples continues to rise, fewer Americans than ever are getting married.

The End of the Beginning of the U.S. Shale Revolution: An Interview With John Knight

John Knight

The future of the U.S. shale industry may be bumpy, but its long-term prospects are not in doubt.

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Assessing Financial Risk: Mind the Gap

A looming shortage in credit-worthy debt could fuel higher prices across financial asset classes and increase risk in the system.

Is It Time to Redefine Our Economic Policy Goals? An Interview With Daniel Kahneman

Economic policies should look beyond numerical goals to improve how people experience the economy.

Pleasure, Pain, and Economic Policy

Individual life satisfaction is impacted more by recessions than by expansions.

Fed Policy: When Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Scrutiny of Fed policy is likely to increase as its effects confuse and disappoint.

Is Party Control a Solution to Partisanship? An Interview with Nathaniel Persily

Pro-party reforms could minimize polarization by protecting against increased extremism.

No Money, No Kids: The Vicious Cycle of Declining Fertility Rates in a Sluggish Economy

Stagnant wages and household incomes are robbing America of its future workforce.

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