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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The Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution Appoints Tara Watson as New Director
January 9, 2023—Brookings Rubenstein Fellow Tara Watson has been appointed director of the Center on Children and Families in Economic Studies.
Brookings appoints Jón Steinsson as incoming co-editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity
December 22, 2022—The Brookings Institution has named Jón Steinsson (University of California, Berkeley) as the incoming co-editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA).
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.