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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...

Wolfers quoted in Reuters article on income inequality

Mar 22, 2013
Reuters quoted Justin Wolfers in an article about a new Brookings Institution report about rising income inequality. The report, entitled "Rising Inequality: Transitory or Permanent?" looked at incomes in the U.S. between 1987 and 2009. It found...

NSAPOCC reveals belief in global warming is on the rise

Feb 29, 2012
The National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC), co-authored by Barry Rabe, has been published in the February 2012 edition of "Issues in Governance Studies" by The Brookings Institution.The latest installment in the...

Dean Susan M. Collins welcomes new Ford School students

Sep 1, 2010
Welcome to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. On behalf of the entire Ford School community, I am very pleased that you have chosen to join us this year. As you begin your studies, you are embarking on a new trajectory, which we hope you...

A Decade of Dodd-Frank

Jun 30, 2020, 10:00 am-4:00 pm EDT
Virtual Event; Brookings Institution
This event will be virtual. Ten years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, and in the midst of an even more devastating economic and public health crisis, what are the risks to the financial system and the U.S. economy? This conference will explore whether the Act created an enduring structure to make the financial system fairer, safer, and better harnessed to the needs of the real economy. Panels will explore the policy choices made in the Dodd-Frank Act, DFA’s implementation over the decade, changes during the Trump Administration, current and potential risks to the financial system, debates over consumer protection, and the future of reform.
CLOSUP Lecture Series

EITC Expansions, Earnings Growth, and Inequality: Evidence from Washington, DC

Mar 20, 2019, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom 1110
Does Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) expansion have a positive or negative effect on labor market outcomes and household well being in Washington DC?  Hear Dr. Hardy discuss research on how EITC expansions undertaken by the Washington DC affect income and inequality in the city. 
Ford School
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Choices for federal spending and taxes

Sep 20, 2012, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Policy Talks @ the Ford School Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation on Twitter: #policytalks About the lecture If we maintain our current spending and tax policies, the federal budget deficit will be so large that debt will continue to rise much faster than GDP. That cannot go on indefinitely. We will need at least to stabilize debt as a share of GDP, and we may decide to push debt back down toward the share of GDP it represented during the past several decades.