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Rising College Tuition: Are States to Blame?

Kenneth Megan, Jake Varn / Blog January 19, 2017

It is easy to blame state governments for disinvesting in higher education and driving up costs. A closer look at the trends, however, tells a more nuanced story.

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Immigration and the Labor Force, Part III

Kenneth Megan / Blog December 1, 2015

Immigrant-heavy industries suffered greater job losses during the Great Recession, but have also seen higher levels of employment growth in the years since.

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Aaron Klein: Stock market volatility is not a financial panic

Finance / News August 25, 2015

Aaron Klein reflects on the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis and discusses the implications of recent stock market volatility.

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The $1.2 Trillion Problem Hurting Americans’ Savings

Kelly Isom, Kenneth Megan, Mark White / Blog June 10, 2015

One-third of those with federal student loans in repayment are more than 90 days delinquent, and trends point to delayed homeownership and retirement savings.

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What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, April 17

Finance / Blog April 17, 2015

BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

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For Solution to Income Stagnation, Republicans and Democrats Revise Their Playbooks

Economy / News December 29, 2014

By moving away from taxing income toward taxing energy sources, said Steve Bell, the United States could boost investment and growth, curb climate change and generate revenue to finance a currently insolvent entitlement system.

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Demographic Realignments: Can Millennials Save the Housing Market?

Housing / Blog September 16, 2014

It is considered by experts to be one of the biggest challenges facing the housing market today. The so-called “Millennials” – the generation following the once-considered-rudderless Generation X – has yet to move into the housing market en masse.

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Housing Summit Series: Dowell Myers

Housing / Blog June 26, 2014

Dowell MyersWe are pleased to introduce our first Summit speaker, Professor Dowell Myers, Ph.D. a demographer and urban planner from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. Don’t miss his luncheon keynote presentation on Monday, September 15.

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Access to Credit Remains an Obstacle to Housing Market Recovery

Housing / Blog April 24, 2014

Long-term housing finance reform is essential for removing the uncertainty surrounding mortgage finance. In addition, there are a number of immediate challenges for homebuyers trying to finance a house. Most importantly, it is far too difficult for many qualified people to obtain…

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Economists: Increasing immigration is one of the ways to spark growth

Immigration / News March 19, 2014

One of the best ways to spark stronger growth in the economy, economists say, is to increase immigration.

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