Jim Tankersley

Washington, D.C.

Economic policy
Jim Tankersley covered economic policy for The Washington Post. He left The Post in December 2016.
Latest from Jim Tankersley

Trump was too focused on white men to make the economy truly great

He could have induced a generation-defining boom. He chose not to.

August 20, 2020

Our national deja vu on taxing the rich

Recent history tells us something about how Trump's tax plan will affect the rich.

December 27, 2016

Federal Reserve raises interest rates for second time in a decade

The increase was unanimous and modest, raising the Fed’s key interest rate by a quarter point, from a range of 0.25 to 0.5 percent to a range of 0.5 to 0.75 percent.

December 14, 2016

Donald Trump has an oil price problem

Why high oil prices might help Donald Trump

December 13, 2016

American Dream collapsing for young adults, study says, as odds plunge that children will earn more than their parents

Rising income inequality has eroded the ability for American children to grow up to earn more than their parents, according to groundbreaking new research from a superstar team of economists that carries deep implications for President-elect Donald Trump's policy agenda.

December 8, 2016

CEOs turn to a top Wall Street banker, JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, to lead outreach to Trump administration

Dimon is a self-described Democrat and a member of President-elect Donald Trump's economic advisory team.

December 7, 2016

Republicans have a double standard when it comes to Trump’s threats of ‘retribution’

When Obama tried to punish companies that ship jobs overseas, Republicans howled.

December 6, 2016

Donald Trump is assembling the richest administration in modern American history

His announced nominees for top positions include several multimillionaires, an heir to a family mega-fortune and two Forbes-certified billionaires.

December 1, 2016

Donald Trump is assembling the richest administration in modern American history

Many of the Trump appointees were born wealthy, attended elite schools and went on to amass even larger fortunes as adults.

November 30, 2016