The Economics Policy Team at the American Enterprise Institute

Economics

Join AEI for discussion of Mark Rose’s new book, “Market Rules: Bankers, Presidents, and the Origins of the Great Recession” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), a history of the shifting politics and outsized personalities that shaped the modern US banking system.

Please join AEI as experts discuss the economic and political implications of Brexit for the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States.

Join us for the Policy Simulation Library DC meeting hosted by AEI’s Open Source Policy Center to learn how computational simulation models are used to inform public policy decision-making.

Politicians don’t need more excuses to run up the national debt.

Ten years after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or stimulus law) was enacted, AEI scholar Matt Weidinger, a former deputy staff director of the House Ways and Means Committee, compares the predicted and actual economic outcomes of the stimulus bill, and reviews the current repercussions of the law.

There is no denying that child-care costs are a growing problem for families. But a system that better targets the most vulnerable and reforms existing programs is a much better solution than universal child care.

Hopefully Modern Monetary Theory is but another passing fad with little policy relevance. If not, we should fear for our children who will have to pick up the pieces of yet another misguided economic policy experiment.

obama signs the 2009 stimulus bill into law

Ten years after the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, in the midst of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, the policy implications of this legislation continue to be felt.

The number of millionaires in a country and its trend over time is often seen as a sign of a country’s economic health and its ability to generate opportunities for wealth creation.

On this episode, podcaster and serial entrepreneur Brian McCullough discusses the rise of the early internet companies, the dot-com bubble, and whether today’s Big Tech companies poses a threat to Silicon Valley’s tradition of innovation.

us and Germany trade collision course

Rather than applying tariff pressure on Europe, the US should be using whatever leverage it has to get Germany to use its fiscal space to stimulate a moribund European economy. 

Social Security needs targeted reforms, not an across-the-board benefit increase for many retirees who already are doing well.

“I think there’s such a thing as bigness and then something beyond it, which is bigness which is bad for the economy and bad for the democracy — excessive bigness.”

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