Economic policy

Groundbreaking Economic Policy Institute study finds Section 232 aluminum tariffs created thousands of new jobs in the United States

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today in a virtual webinar, the Economic Policy Institute unveiled a groundbreaking study which shows the overwhelming positive economic impact of Section 232 tariffs on aluminum. Tom Conwayinternational president of the United Steelworkers (USW) union, jesse garyPresident of the APAA and James PowellFoundry Manager of Century’s Hawesville Foundry, were […]

Economic policy

What does it take to develop federal economic policy? UChicago scholars reflect on time spent in the White House

Three professors from the University of Chicago who have been members of the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in three administrations spanning political parties lifted the curtain on the agency — and the high-flying act of working for a president — during a lively and lively panel discussion. Sponsored by the Harris School […]

Economic study

School reopenings ‘significantly’ increased spread of Covid-19 in Texas, economic study finds

Topline School reopenings in Texas ‘gradually but dramatically accelerated’ the spread of Covid-19 in the fall and led to thousands more cases and hundreds of deaths, new research from economists at the National Bureau of Economics suggests. Research, diverging from previous studies that found school reopenings do not have a large effect on the transmission […]

Economic research

David Slusky to deliver a Shutz lecture focused on economic research and research consumption

LAWRENCE — David Slusky is an instinctive sleuth ready to share the tricks of his trade to help students explore the economic issues around them. Slusky, De-Min and Chin-Sha Wu Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas College of Arts and Sciences, will deliver the annual Shutz Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, […]