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How Struggling Local Economies Helped Decide the 2016 Election

Tomorrow, Donald Trump will be sworn in as America’s 45th president. While there is much speculation about the coming Administration’s approach to the economy, conventional wisdom has coalesced around the idea that deep-seated economic anxiety was a driving force on election day. Is the conventional wisdom actually correct? In many ways, the story of the…

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What a Year! EIG’s 2016 in Review.

When the Economic Innovation Group launched in March 2015, we were a tiny organization with a simple premise: offer a new, bipartisan paradigm for policies that leverage American entrepreneurs and investors in solving urgent economic challenges. Our founders, advisors, and staff were motivated by the idea of combining innovative research and data-driven, “free agent” advocacy…

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EIG’s Quarterly Entrepreneurship Reading Guide: Fall 2016

The latest and greatest research and commentary from the field. The third quarter of 2016 saw a flurry of entrepreneurship-related research. Scholars examined the linkages between access to credit and startup rates, business dynamism and productivity, and competition and growth rates. New Census Bureau data products provided novel insights into the scale, demography, and geography…

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EIG Comment on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule

The Economic Innovation Group submitted the following comment on the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule with the Department of Homeland Security: October 17, 2016 The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is a bipartisan economic research and advocacy organization dedicated to fostering a more dynamic and entrepreneurial American economy. We appreciate DHS bringing attention to the crucial need…

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To Win the Millennial Vote: Tackle the Tough Economic Issues Fueling Their Angst

The Great Recession impacted Americans in many different ways: homeowners lost homes, pensioners lost savings, and investors lost entire portfolios. But what about those Millennials just beginning their higher education or entering the workforce during the downturn? The economic fallout hit both their wallets and their outlook on life. So perhaps it’s no surprise that…

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