On a mission to make government work better

The Government Performance Lab is aiming to help state and local leaders by reforming the way that governments contract for and manage public services. Using Pay-For-Success (PFS) contracts, GPL is tackling problems from recidivism to homelessness, and ensuring that governments get better results from social service providers.

Leverage, financial crises, and policies to raise economic growth: A conversation with Raghuram Rajan

Kevin Hassett, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers offered a vigorous defense of President Trump’s economic policies during an appearance at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Hassett was interviewed by Jason Furman, professor of the practice of economic policy, during the annual Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture on International Political Economy.

Recent paper

From Richard Zeckhauser

The president promised to cut the US trade deficit. His tax law will widen it

Professor Jeffrey Frankel argues that just as happened after President Reagan's tax cuts in the 1980s, President Trump's cut is almost certain to widen the budget deficit and fuel growth in the U.S. current-account deficit.