Category Economic Policy

Exploring Pathways Out of Poverty: Support That Empowers Families

Travis Reginal, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty (the Partnership), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is tasked with highlighting the most promising practices to help people in poverty gain economic and social mobility. The Urban Institute staffs and supports the Partnership and in 2016 it invited […]

GW WonkCast S3E9-1: Below the Fold: Infrastructure Plan Overestimate, Elephant Trophy Imports, and UK Landbanking

This #belowthefold unpacks two U.S. policies and one in the UK. co-Host Gabe Moss looks at a new study that estimates the administration’s plan to invest $200 billion in infrastructure will generate an additional $30 billion in state, local, and private spending, not the $1.5 trillion the administration announced. Moderator Jessica Blackband next looks at […]

GW WonkCast S3E7-1: Below the Fold: Minimum Wage Violations and the Primordial Soup of Policy Making

This week, our #BelowtheFold goes meta. co-Host Katherine Lundie starts off by discussing a Politico investigation into the enforcement of minimum wage violations. In six states, there are no investigators dedicated to enforcing these violations. Next, co-Host Gabe Moss kicks off a discussion about the theory of the primordial soup of policy making. How do […]

GW WonkCast S3E6-2: Opportunity Zones for Investment

The new tax bill contains an opportunity zones provision which allows companies and corporations to defer capital gains to an opportunity fund. These funds will be allocated to low-income tracks. Special guest MPP Lorena Roque who concentrates on economic and energy policy joins to unpack the provision. co-Host Erik LaDue moderates joined by co-Hosts Katherine Lundie and […]

GW WonkCast S3E6-1: Below the Fold: Cuba Diplomats Follow Up, Tax Refund Fraud, and Tuition Aid in D.C.

Diplomats hearing cicadas, tax refund fraud, and potential cuts to a grant for tuition aid for D.C. residents are all on the docket for this week’s Below the Fold. For her Below the Fold, Haley Dunn says American and Canadian diplomats who fell ill in Cuba are suffering from new neurological syndromes. Eli Richman reports that […]

GW WonkCast S3E5-2: Recovery and Relief in Puerto Rico

Special guest Trachtenberg MPA focusing on Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis Yuliam Pedraza Acevedo tells about recovery from the hurricanes last year in Puerto Rico. This episode reflects on what is known and not known about the disasters, how the U.S. government responded, real repercussions of the hurricanes, and existing challenges to economic recovery including […]

The President in Davos: What Trump’s Visit Means for American Economic Interests

Matthew Dotzler, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The Global Elites The World Economic Forum (WEF), known as Davos, began in 1971. Founded by Professor Klaus Schwab, the forum aimed to redefine how Europe looked at commerce by gathering business leaders from all over the world. According to the WEF, Professor Schwab intended the annual meetings […]