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Joint Economic Committee Hearing on the Decline of Economic Opportunity in the United States: Causes and Consequences

April 5, 2017: John W Lettieri, Economic Innovation Group *Watch the full hearing here. Introduction Chairman Tiberi, Ranking Member Heinrich, Vice Chairman Lee, and members of the committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. Many ingredients that helped the United States forge the world’s leading economy over the past century are now the…

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In Case You Missed It…

The latest round-up of all EIG-related content. We have been hard at work at EIG in 2017. From producing original research to working with a diverse group of partners to championing innovative policy, we are working every day to address our nation’s most pressing economic challenges. Recently, we have shared our thoughts on President Trump’s…

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Six Ways to Understand America’s Dynamism Crisis

How dynamic is the U.S. economy? Far less dynamic than it used to be, according to EIG’s latest report, Dynamism in Retreat. Fewer businesses open and close each year, fewer workers change jobs, and fewer people are moving across the country than ever on record. The collapse in dynamism during the Great Recession, particularly the…

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Trump’s Quiet Economic Crisis

By Steve Glickman & John Lettieri Originally published on Fox News, 2/27/17 “We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.” The opening words of President Trump’s inaugural address likely foreshadow the theme for his first address before…

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EIG’s Quarterly Entrepreneurship Reading Guide: Winter 2017

The latest and greatest research and commentary from the field. Entrepreneurship scholars ended 2016 and ushered in 2017 with a flurry of great research and commentary. Unsurprisingly, given the excitement of the election, some of the best scholarship focused on the big picture question of how and why the U.S. economy has grown less dynamic over…

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