Ted Gayer, vice president and director of Economic Studies at Brookings and the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, looks at the top economic issues in the upcoming year.
Tune in to hear more about the labor market, wages, and productivity growth in 2016. Gayer also outlines which economic issues the presidential candidates should be talking about in the elections and how much impact the President has in economic policy decisions.
Also in this podcast: “What’s Happening in Congress” with John Hudak, senior fellow in Governance Studies and deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management. And also get to know Michael Hansen, senior fellow and deputy director of the Brown Center on Education Policy, during our “Coffee Break.”
- Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century (PDF), by Anne Case and Angus Deaton
- Top Economic Stories of 2015 (via Economic Studies)
[On the ongoing trade negotiations] If we’re serious about resolving the core issues that the U.S. has with China, then this is going to be a way station that’s going to require a lot more continued focus by the administration for a number of months if not years.