In this paper, CGO’s Megan Jenkins, Brian Isom, and Christopher Koopman explore the changing nature of work.
In this paper, economist Omid Bagheri examines if immigrants are a cheaper workforce than natives.
In this paper, author Joy Buchanan provides the first controlled study of what factors affect the decision to pursue a career in tech.
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed a rule change determining how an independent contractor (IC) classification is made.
Public policy has not kept pace with this gig economy and continues to sort workers into two categories that no longer reflect the dynamic reality of the American workplace.
This research paper examines how US employers use the H-1B visa program to find workers. Learn more about H1-B visas in the US.
This policy paper explores how reforming the U.S. tax code allow gig economy workers greater financial security through Universal Savings Accounts (USAs).
A contingent wage subsidy would cover all new labor costs contingent on less than a certain number of workers being hired.
Examples that highlight the key role immigrants play in western countries and provide several important lessons for policy.
The United States should be a beacon of opportunity that welcomes talented, hard-working people, not one that closes its doors to foreigners.
Economic integration and openness to foreign talent are a stronger path for long-term success as a country. See William Kerr's symposium contribution here.
One of the dangers of a crisis is that measures are initially put in place as temporary yet remain thereafter. It’s happened before.
The importance of immigrant entrepreneurs as firm founders and job creators has grown significantly over the last few decades.
Despite their distinct contributions to the economy during the pandemic, many immigrants have been largely excluded from CARES protections.
COVID-19 risks are generating fear and uncertainty, which may trigger further aversion to immigration and even more restrictive policies.
As we consider reforms to our immigration system, we should not be pushing away the very people who are saving lives.
America has been unique in being both the best country in the world to start a business and being relatively open to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Salary guarantees and work sharing would enhance the U.S. safety net and enable the economy to better cope with demand shocks.
Increasing remote work closer to that level would result in economic growth from the substantially greater scale enabled by digital technologies.
This Research in Focus summarizes the data and existing research on student debt and possible policy reforms.
This policy paper examines ongoing changes in the cost of attending college, and debt financing of college over the past few decades.
Licensing requirements raise pay for licensed workers, but with a cost: reduced employment and higher consumer prices.