Recent research documenting an increase in wealth inequality since the 1980s has led to calls for the increased taxation of wealth, including a high-profile proposal from Thomas Piketty, the Paris […]
Nisha Chikhale is a Research Assistant at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Nisha worked as a research assistant for the Experimental Economics Lab at the University of Maryland and interned for the U.S. Mission to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France. Nisha earned both her B.A. in Economics and B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Decades of research show that workers who involuntarily lose their jobs suffer long and enduring reduced earnings. Recent evidence on the effects of job loss in the aftermath of recessions […]
During the post-industrial period, there have been rapid changes in the composition and substance of U.S. jobs. Technological change, globalization, and other factors have changed the nature of work over […]
The United States relies heavily on property taxes to finance state and local government spending, but unlike five other OECD nations, it has no recurring tax on total wealth, which […]
In recent years, lawmakers on both sides of the congressional aisle have proposed expanding refundable tax credits for low-income workers across the United States such as the Earned Income Tax […]
What would happen to U.S. homeownership rates, home sizes, and borrowing levels if tax reform reduces the generosity of the home mortgage interest deduction? A recent working paper examining the […]
A new working paper underscores the importance of pass-through businesses, S corporations, and partnerships.
Today marks African American women’s Equal Pay Day, which represents the day that black women must work to in 2017 to make the same amount of money that men (of […]
During the worst part of the Great Recession, virtually every segment of the U.S. economy was adversely affected. Employment losses were severe and unevenly distributed, making many likely to be […]
The analysis “Should the U.S. tax deduction for charitable contributions be more equitable?” contained errors that had been identified by Equitable Growth. Before the errors could be corrected, Congress enacted […]