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| Dani Rodrik
June 8, 2022, Opinion: "American policymakers readily conflate the goal of reasserting US global primacy with the establishment of a more secure and prosperous world order. But the myth of US exceptionalism too often blinds them to the reality of how they exercise power." HKS Faculty Author - Dani Rodrik
| Raj Chetty | Nathaniel Hendren
June 2022, Paper: "Targeting programs during childhood is the best way to increase upward economic mobility.  A defining feature of the American Dream is upward mobility—the ability of all children to have a chance at economic success, no matter their background. Unfortunately, children’s chances of earning more than their parents have declined in recent decades.…
| Asim Khwaja | Douglas Elmendorf | Dani Rodrik | Alisha C. Holland
April 28, 2022, Video: "Thursday, April 28, 2022 2:00pm-2:15pm (ET), Welcome Remarks: Doug Elmendorf, Dean, HKS (Harvard Kennedy School); Asim I. Khwaja, Director, Center for International Development 2:20pm-3:40pm (ET), Panel Session 1 – The Politics…
| Jane Nelson
May 2022, Paper: "The payment of living wages remains one of the most powerful routes to help people out of poverty, start to tackle inequality, realise human rights and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is growing recognition that poverty wages pose a significant barrier to progress on all these issues." HKS Faculty Author - Jane Nelson
| Lawrence H. Summers
May 20, 2022, Video: (35:30) "On this edition of Wall Street Week, Saira Malik, Nuveen CIO & Bob Michele, JPMorgan Asset Management CIO & Global Head of Fixed Income wrap up a turbulent week in the markets. Tom Shapiro, GTIS Partners President & CIO talks about the health of the US housing market. Plus, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers weighs in on the possibility of a recession and more."…
| Jane Nelson
May 16, 2022, Opinion: "It can be difficult to see a way out of the current cost of living crisis. Prices continue to rise, and there are fears that if nothing changes, many families will face serious financial hardship.  The effects of this will be devastating. Poverty causes premature death, poor nutrition, disease and exhaustion. In the face of this bleak outlook, there is an urgent need for effective leadership to bring about change – but…
| Nathaniel Hendren
May 2022, Paper: "This paper outlines the case for using the Marginal Value of Public Funds (MVPF) in empirical welfare analysis. It compares the MVPF approach with more traditional welfare metrics such as the Cost-Benefit Ratio and the Net Social Benefits criterion. It outlines the advantages of the MVPF approach relative to these metrics. In building the case for the MVPF, this paper also addresses several misconceptions about the MVPF that…
April 26, 2022, Audio: "In most parts of the country, it’s a sellers’ market in real estate, as people try to lock in a mortgage before interest rates continue to climb. Realtors also report that a lack of inventory is making the situation worse.  In the latest installment of the Marketplace Morning Report’s Economic Pulse, David Brancaccio went deeper into the inventory situation and the ongoing imbalance between what’s available and the…
| Justin de Benedictis-Kessner
April 25, 2022, Paper: "Policy with concentrated costs often faces intense localized opposition. Both private and governmental actors frequently use financial compensation to attempt to overcome this opposition. Using the policy of new housing production, we measure the effectiveness of financial compensation in winning policy support. We build a novel survey that shows respondents images of their self-reported neighborhood with hypothetical…
| Henry Lee
April 22, 2022, Video: "Income-based energy poverty metrics miss people's behavior patterns, particularly those who reduce their energy consumption to limit financial stress. Using a residential electricity consumption dataset, we determine the outdoor temperature at which households start using home cooling systems. Using this inflection temperature, we calculate the relative energy poverty within a region, which we define as the energy equity…