Research and policy analysis on broad-based economic growth, economic opportunity and mobility, inclusive social policy, sound monetary and fiscal policy, and climate-resilient growth. Areas of research include federal fiscal policy, retirement, regulatory policy, labor policy and unemployment, monetary policy, health policy and health economics, artificial intelligence, financial, and technology policy, and workforce development.
Research and policy analysis on U.S. domestic policy issues, political institutions and processes, and contemporary governance challenges. Scholars identify areas in need of reform and propose specific solutions to improve governance. Areas of research include American democracy, the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch, and Judiciary, political parties, campaigns and elections, voting rights, political polarization, the intersection of religion, policy, and politics, racial bias and inequality, budgeting, health care, education policy, infrastructure, technology policy, and national security policy.
Research and policy solutions to help local leaders in government, business, nonprofits, and philanthropy ensure that every community in our nation can be prosperous, just, and resilient–no matter its starting point. Areas of research include inclusive innovation and talent development, resilient regions, transformative placemaking, valuing Black assets, and worker pay and power.
Research and policy analysis focused on understanding the dynamics of world affairs and the challenges they pose to the international community. Areas of research include established and emerging powers, national security, the politics and economics of foreign nations, and adapting international institutions, international order and grand strategy, transnational actors, defense, energy security and climate, East Asia, Middle East, Europe and transatlantic affairs, China, African security, arms control and non-proliferation.
Research and policy analysis on how to fight global poverty and sources of social stress, improve global economic cooperation, and strengthen the drivers of sustainable and inclusive growth for a prosperous world. Areas of research include harnessing technology for inclusive growth and development, climate policy and action, global education and skills development, sustainable development and financing for development, and renewed multilateralism and international cooperation.
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Ben Bernanke, distinguished senior fellow in residence, receives Nobel Prize in economic sciences
October 10, 2022—Ben Bernanke, a distinguished senior fellow in residence with the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, is among three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in economic sciences.
Brookings Partners with Rowman & Littlefield to Co-publish Expert Books
August 1, 2022—Beginning August 1, the Brookings Institution Press launches a co-publishing partnership with the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.
Amy Liu appointed interim president of Brookings
July 5, 2022—The Brookings Institution’s Board of Trustees appointed Amy Liu to be interim president of Brookings effective July 7. Liu is currently vice president and director of Brookings Metro and the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy.
Brookings leadership update
June 12, 2022—John R. Allen resigned as president of the Brookings Institution.
Administrative updates to Brookings leadership
June 10, 2022—John R. Allen, president of the Brookings Institution, was placed on administrative leave on June 8. Ted Gayer has been appointed Acting President. Gayer has served as Brookings’s Executive Vice President since 2018.