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Child Poverty Rate Could Be Cut in Half in Next Decade Following Proposals in New Expert Report

Professor Hilary Hoynes was a part of the expert committee that drafted this comprehensive report on reducing child poverty. In light of the many costs generated by child poverty for the United States, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides evidence-base… More

Professor Eugene Bardach on Lessons From a Former Student

In February 2002, a recent alum, Al Fitzpayne (MPP '98) wrote me a delicious letter describing his success in a job search. He was one of two finalists for the position of tax and budget adviser to a US Senator. The decisive round of the selection contest was to be a mock memo to the Senator on an obscure… More

Shutting Down the Government—A Very Bad Idea

It’s been more than a month (Tuesday, January 22, is day 32) since the partial government shutdown with 800,000 federal workers not getting paid. Economists predict that the closure will shave as much as one-tenth off economic growth for every week that it lasts. Airports are becoming clogged with trave… More

State Budgeting—How’s California Doing?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Swanbeck, Executive Director Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans 510-642-0891 swanbeck@berkeley.edu Dec 12, 2018 The Volcker Alliance released its second annual report comparing state budgeting practices across all 50 U.S. states. The report, Truth and Integ… More