The release of a new report on Obama's efforts to revive economic growth offers a visual guide to his economic policies.
A new study finds the famous 2009 vehicle trade-in program created some jobs and cut carbon emissions — but at a remarkably high cost.
Training people to instantly take jobs when you're not sure where they're coming from isn't a strategy for success.
Move aside, Paul Ryan: The Senate Budget Committee also released preliminary budget figures today. Here's how the two plans stack up.
For four years, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities has put out a great chart showing what's driving our deficit (the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and tax cuts). Here's the final version of that chart, as informative as ever.
The Princeton economist discusses how the economy blew up, how we put it back together, and how to prevent it all from happening again.
Shinzō Abe wants to boost growth in Japan by two points. But his plan could do even better than that.
Obama and Boehner are currently hashing out a fiscal cliff deal. But how would you solve it? We built a tool to let you try.
The administration's new proposal is basically equivalent to half the payroll tax holiday, but is better targeted at the poor.
A123 Systems, an electric-car battery maker that has received $250 million in stimulus grants, just filed for bankruptcy. Since this is bound to be big political fodder, here are a few things to know about the company, its collapse, and the broader battery industry.
An interview with Michael Grunwald, author of a new history of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- better known as the stimulus.
A lot of claims have been made at the RNC so far. How many of them are true?
The proposal would have cost about $3 trillion over the next decade -- so a bit less than 400 percent what the stimulus cost -- and not a dollar of it would've been paid for.
Paul Ryan requested stimulus money. But did Congressional actors actually affect where it was distributed?
The Romney campaign says fiscal stimulus is not appropriate during a Rogoff/Reinhart recession. Someone should tell that to Rogoff and Reinhart.
The Romney campaign, referencing two studies, says stimulus doesn't work. But a more comprehensive look at the literature leads to a very different conclusion. Thirteen good studies conclude that stimulative policies are effective, while two studies concluded the opposite. The consensus is clear: economists think stimulus works.
The Romney campaign is out with a new white paper defending his economic plan. But does it take all the relevant studies into account? On the stimulus, the answer is certainly "no."
It's been a while since we've done a page 69 test on Wonkblog, and what better way to start it back up again than with Michael Grunwald's "The New New Deal," a history of the passage and implementation of the 2009 stimulus package.