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Policy Hub Papers

Policy Hub Papers feature more detailed analyses of economic topics by staff economists and researchers for both academic and nonacademic audiences.

Jun 30, 2021

Marketization of Home Production and Gender Gaps in Working Hours

Gender gaps in working hours vary widely across countries. This Policy Hub article looks at the source of cross-country differences and what kind of policies can reduce the gap in working hours between women and men.

Jun 22, 2021

Racial Differences in Mortgage Refinancing, Distress, and Housing Wealth Accumulation during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated racial disparities in U.S. mortgage markets. In this Policy Hub article, the authors document persistent differences in refinances, nonpayments, and the ability to catch up on missed payments. These disparities could worsen the already large gap in home ownership rates across racial and ethnic groups.

Jun 03, 2021

Wage Pressures in the Labor Market: What Do They Say?

Are wage pressures among the newly employed in low-wage service occupations the result of normal economic forces? This Policy Hub article examines how these pressures reflect demand surges for workers in occupations particularly hard hit by pandemic-induced economic shutdowns.

May 17, 2021

Money Aggregates, Debt, Pent-Up Demand, and Inflation: Evidence from WWII

Just as the government mobilized a massive economic effort during WWII, the effort to manage the COVID-19 pandemic is enormous. What parallels can be drawn between then and now? This Policy Hub article looks at some economic implications to answer this question.

Feb 17, 2021

Will COVID-19 Erase Black Workers' Labor Market Gains?

In recent years, Black workers have made solid gains in the U.S. labor market, but COVID-19 threatens to undo some of the progress. This Policy Hub article looks at the pandemic's uneven impact on workers.