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Stevenson on Build Back Better, inflation, and unemployment

Nov 28, 2021
Betsey Stevenson countered arguments against President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation as the bill passed the House and moved into the Senate. “There is just absolute historic investment in childcare that is really going to benefit so many...
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Bloodbath for incumbents isn't a bad thing - Chamberlin

Oct 20, 2021 Bloomberg Government
Michigan's redistricting commission is not allowed to consider incumbency as it redraws the state's districts. John Chamberlin told Bloomberg Government that the headaches it's causing for both major parties means it is working. “A bloodbath for...
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Johnson criticizes poverty data during pandemic

Sep 15, 2021 Bloomberg Equality
During the pandemic, median real income dropped 2.9%, signaling a rise in poverty. But, according to David Johnson, director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and professor of public policy, "the data shows that the official poverty measure is...
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Weiss weighs in on tracking death records

Aug 10, 2021 Bloomberg
Tracking American deaths remains a messy business, even while millions of COVID stimulus dollars were sent to the deceased. A law signed by President Trump allows Social Security to collect death records from states and encourages states to submit...
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More older workers exiting the labor market, says Stevenson

Aug 10, 2021 Bloomberg
The U.S. labor force continues to evolve as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained how and why it has transformed in a recent Bloomberg interview. "We saw labor force...
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Stevenson comments on childcare

May 27, 2021 Bloomberg Radio
The pandemic has brought to light the struggle that many working moms go through, prompting consideration of how to alleviate some of those struggles. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained to Bloomberg Radio how the...
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Stevenson: Pandemic raises questions about inequality

Mar 21, 2021 Bloomberg News
“We’re going to get some gains coming out of this pandemic, but we want to make sure that those gains are more evenly shared, and that we’re supporting workers at the bottom and not just workers at the top," said Betsey Stevenson, also noting the...
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Wolfers cited as top 10 influencer for Biden economic policy

Oct 29, 2020 The 10 people most likely to influence the economic policy of a President Biden
In an article in Bloomberg,  Ford School professor Justin Wolfers was cited as one of the 10 most influential economists that could be advising a new Biden administration. In the list compiled by Baron Public Affairs, he is one of three "economic...
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Stevenson on the untapped potential of the labor force

Oct 12, 2020 Bloomberg
"I think there’s actually a lot of room for us to do things better, faster, cheaper. That’s where our growth comes from and I’m always an optimist that we can do it," said Stevenson. "I also think that we have a lot of untapped potential in people....
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Stevenson highlights COVID recession's stark impacts on Gen Z

Oct 2, 2020 Bloomberg Special Report
"What really matters is how long the recession lasts... I think there is already some damage to young people that is going to take them a decade to reverse," said Ford School economist Betsey Stevenson. "So, I think of that already as some permanent...
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Making sense of the complex unemployment numbers

Jul 10, 2020
On July 2nd, the Labor Department reported that 4.8 million jobs had been added, and unemployment stood at 11% - still higher than it was at the peak of the Great Recession in 2008 — with 17.8 million Americans still out of work. Ford School...
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Dodd-Frank achievements assessed on its 10th anniversary

Jul 2, 2020
The Center on Finance, Law and Policy co-hosted a day-long conference with the Brookings Institution on June 30 to mark the Dodd-Frank Act 10th Anniversary. Former Senator Chris Dodd and former Representative Barney Frank participated, as did...

Easing credit for parents seeking educational loans?

May 28, 2014
In a May 27 article for Bloomberg, Janet Lorin describes, "Alarm Raised by Plan to Ease Credit Norms on U.S. Parent Loans." The new plan to extend loans to a greater pool of parent applicants is drawing criticism from consumer advocates who say...

Hall characterizes minimum wage bill lobbying activity

May 22, 2014
According to an analysis conducted by Bloomberg BNA, a division of Bloomberg, some 40 different groups spent money in the first three months of 2014 to lobby Congress on the minimum wage bill. Labor unions were for the bill; business groups were...

Susan Collins: Addressing the unemployment rate

Sep 23, 2011 0:04:24

Susan Collins discusses economic policies that might address the high unemployment rate in the United States in a Reuters interview at Fed's Jackson Hole economic summit. August, 2011.