Mapping the U.S. Production Network: Identifying Hub Industries
Identifying key suppliers and buyers could help identify the cause of certain economic downturns.
What Are Teachers Really Paid? Adjusting Wages for Regional Differences in Cost of Living
Cost of living explains only some of the differences in teacher pay.
Women Affected Most by COVID-19 Disruptions in the Labor Market
Despite gains in highly skilled jobs over the years, women experienced a higher unemployment rate than men during the 2020 recession.
Better than Ever? The Wealth of Retired Households
Despite rising wealth inequality, most retired households in 2016 were wealthier than those in 1989.
Learning from Experience: Why Nations May Have Responded Differently to COVID-19
Countries affected by the SARS pandemic in 2002-03 appear to have responded to COVID-19 more quickly and effectively with tests and mobility restrictions.
Will Tech Improvements for Trading Services Switch the U.S. into a Net Exporter?
Innovations gave the U.S. a trade advantage in goods many years ago. Can innovations do the same for trade in services for the U.S.?
The Role of Innovations in Global Trade: The Shipping Container
A simple trade innovation—the use of shipping containers—may have contributed to the rapid expansion of global trade over the past 50 years.
How Important Are Production Networks to the U.S. Economy?
As manufacturing grows more sophisticated, industries become more interconnected through production networks.
How Financially Fit Are American Retirees?
From 1989 to 2016, the wealth of retired households increased in real terms. But data also indicated that wealth inequality worsened among retirees.
Technological Innovations and Global Trade of Services
Technological innovations may give the U.S. a significant advantage in the global trade of services, which could potentially help the U.S. close its trade deficit.