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Slaughter & Rees Report: Where Is There Hope for a Kinder and Gentler Nation? In Prison.

The First Step Act, which sits before the U.S. Senate, would create more opportunities for rehabilitation in federal prisons.

Dec 03, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: How to Save Globalization

When it comes to globalization, building a lifelong ladder of opportunity for all citizens is imperative, say Slaughter and Rees.

Nov 01, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: Happy Fiscal New Year. And a Stormy One, Too.

"Fiscal 2018 was in many ways a disaster for the fiscal health of America—today and in the future," say Slaughter and Rees.

Oct 02, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Economic Guns of September

The United States and China are on the brink of a major trade war. Here are three principles that should guide U.S. policy leaders’ statecraft at this precarious time.

Sep 04, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: Time for a Myspace Comeback?

It is no longer clear that users of Facebook benefit as they once thought they did—could there be a better way? Dean Matthew Slaughter and economist Matthew Rees weigh in.

Apr 09, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: War and Peace

The President recently tweeted that trade wars are good and winnable. Slaughter & Rees argue that no country wins in a trade war.

Mar 05, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: Watch Policies, Not Performance

It is easier for government and policy leaders to implement pro-productivity policies in boom times.

Feb 01, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: How to Select the World’s Most Important Economic Policy Maker

Economists Slaughter and Rees opine that for the next chairperson of the Federal Reserve Board, the president must nominate the candidate who exhibits the greatest capacity to learn.

Oct 30, 2017

The Ambivalent Median Household

The state of the median household in 2016, both in terms of income and net worth, was a glass half full and half empty: full relative to the recent past, empty relative to the past generation.

Oct 02, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Only Thing That Could Salvage the Trump Presidency

"In the strongest organizations, employees trust each other: their motivations, their strengths and weaknesses, and their intentions," say two former White House employees.

Jul 31, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Who Is the Most Powerful of All?

While the U.S. is still perceived as the number one economic power in the world, the Pew Research Center finds that other nations, namely China, are gaining ground.

Jul 25, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: There Are Not Plenty More Fish in the Sea

With many of the planet’s fish populations at or approaching “biologically unsustainable levels” an intergovernmental mechanism that induces fishermen to internalize the harm they do by overfishing is needed now more than ever.

Jul 17, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: India’s Tryst with Revolutionary Tax Reform

On July 1, India’s famously labyrinthine tax code was scrapped for a much simpler one that may unleash enormous potential.

Jul 03, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Global Economy and Domestic Jobs

"Leaders in Washington should base their policy ideas on data and research, not anecdotes and assertions," say Slaughter & Rees.

Jun 19, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Paradox of Dynamism

Economic dynamism has historically brought an upward spiral of growth in productivity, opportunity, and thus incomes, but in the U.S., dynamism is fading.

May 30, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: What So Many Miss about China

Entrepreneurs represent a vibrant and powerful force with great potential to reshape the Chinese economy.

May 22, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Don’t Download This Song

New technologies invariably produce winners and losers, but the music industry in particular has been pummeled.

May 01, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Tide Recedes or the Tsunami Builds?

Sunday April 23, 2017 may be the date that future historians identify as the starting point for a receding tide of global populism in the 21st century.

Apr 24, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Can Public-Sector Innovation Drive Private-Sector Growth?

Government and business are fundamentally different, but a focus on technology and data infrastructure innovation within the federal government could drive significant job creation.

Apr 10, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Mar-a-Lago Cheat Sheet

Economists Slaughter & Rees of the Tuck School debunk Trump's claims about the U.S. trade deficit and its impact on jobs.

Apr 03, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: What So Many Governments Lack—Trust

While skepticism about government is embedded in America’s DNA, outright distrust is a more recent phenomenon.

Mar 27, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Globalization Paradox

Globalization boosts—not lowers—productivity and average incomes, say Matthew Slaughter and Matthew Rees.

Mar 20, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Think Self-Care, Not Just Health Care

Reversing the obesity trend and reducing health-care spending depends on something often overlooked: changes in individual behavior.

Mar 13, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Make America Dynamic Again

A hallmark of the U.S. economy has been its dynamism, but U.S. innovation in the past decade is actually on the decline, say Tuck School’s Slaughter & Rees.

Mar 06, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: It Takes a Trump to Go to China

Slaughter & Rees explain how a bilateral investment treaty between the U.S. and China would benefit American companies and workers.

Feb 27, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Crisis in America’s Classrooms

"Many jobs of the future exist today, with many of them simply going unfilled because too few Americans have the skills needed to fill them," say Slaughter & Rees as they discuss the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment results.

Feb 20, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: R.I.P., CEA?

Tuck Dean Matt Slaughter and senior fellow Matt Rees discuss what lies ahead for the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) and the U.S. economy in the new Trump administration.

Feb 13, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: A Timely Antidote to the Death of TPP

"The early stages of Trump's trade policy is an opportune moment to step back and provide some big-picture perspective on how the global economy has evolved in the past—and is likely to continue evolving in the future."

Jan 30, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Carnage or Confidence?

Two historic speeches, President Trump’s inauguration address and Chinese president Xi Jinping’s World Economic Forum address, could not have been starker in contrast. 

Jan 23, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: A Holiday Wish—Progress Rather Than Regress

The end-of-year holidays are now upon us. In many parts of the world, in the days ahead children and adults alike will relish in giving and receiving gifts.

Dec 19, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Stress Test Facing Europe

Slaughter and Rees discuss the current economic malaise in Italy after a failed referendum prompted Prime Minister Renzi to resign.

Dec 12, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: “Mr. President, You Are Mistaken, Sir”

Slaughter and Rees offer three important reasons why President-elect Trump's browbeating of U.S.-based companies like Carrier is a misguided approach to rebuilding jobs in America. 

Dec 05, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Modi Delivers Demonetization

“India is indeed a country on the move under bold leadership,” say Slaughter & Rees in response to Prime Minister Modi’s recent announcement banning the use of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.

Nov 28, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Only Flame In Town

Other world leaders are not camped with TV cameras outside the Trump Tower to glimpse which possible cabinet members are coming and going. They are working with alacrity to build a better tomorrow for their citizens and for the broader world.

Nov 21, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Confident Humility and Empathy

"There remains a wide range of post-election thoughts and feelings here in our Tuck community and far beyond. At times like these, empathy can be especially useful," say Slaughter & Rees.

Nov 14, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Day of Reckoning Is Upon Us—Three Reasons to Channel Tigger,...

Surely after all of tomorrow’s votes are counted, America can find similar common spirit in the pursuit of a better economic tomorrow.

Nov 07, 2016