Brookings Today, 1/21/15

A roundup of some of the content published today at Brookings.

  • State of the Union. Get all of our latest SOTU analysis and commentary here.
  • New development blog. Shanta Devarajan, Wolfgang Fengler, and Homi Kharas introduce a new blog at Brookings, “Future Development: Economics to End Poverty.”
  • What did QE accomplish? As the European Central Bank prepares to launch a round of “quantitative easing,” Pari Sastry and David Wessel review how it worked in the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Japan.
  • Matching place-based strategies to the scale of the market. Amy Liu and Alan Berube explore place- (or neighborhood-) based anti-poverty strategies and lessons for leaders in philanthropy and public policy.
  • No euro exit for Greece? On the eve of elections in Greece that could bring the left-wing Syriza party to power, Kemal Derviş argues that a “Greek exit from the euro is not a more viable solution today than it was three years ago.”
  • Creative disruption for social mobility. Edward Rodrique and Richard Reeves explain why positive disruption may be needed in the U.S. to kick-start greater mobility.