Money and Finance
IRS audits Black taxpayers more often than other groups, agency confirms
Algorithms targeted filers who collected anti-poverty credits and did not report business income, shows research by SIEPR's Daniel Ho. Learn more via The Washington Post.
May 16, 2023
Bloomberg Markets: The Close
This month marks the 30th anniversary of The Taylor Rule, named for its founder, SIEPR Senior Fellow John Taylor. Catch his recent interview on Bloomberg TV:
May 12, 2023
Yes, you should be worried about a potential bank crisis. Here’s why.
"Our nation’s banking system is at a critical juncture," writes SIEPR's Amit Seru in a new op-ed for The New York Times.
May 04, 2023
Wall Street is betting the regional bank crisis isn’t over yet
“Even if interest rates went to 2.5% and miraculously inflation went down, this issue still lingers,” SIEPR's Amit Seru says. Read more via Bloomberg:
May 03, 2023
Social (in)Security: Now's the time to act
Social Security’s clock is ticking. At the SIEPR Spring Policy Forum, top experts examined the program’s teetering finances and what happens next.
April 27, 2023
Few banks are hedging interest-rate risk
A recent paper by SIEPR's Amit Seru addresses how banks handle rising interest rates. Read The Wall Street Journal's coverage.
April 18, 2023
Study shows IRS audits Black taxpayers at much higher rate
Research by SIEPR's Daniel Ho suggests Black taxpayers are audited disproportionately. Read the US News & World Report coverage here.
April 14, 2023
Regulators created wasteful rules for banks
SIEPR’s Anat Admati joins Bloomberg TV to to discuss her concerns surrounding the banking system and what regulators need to do to fix it. "It's always an issue of leverage."
April 04, 2023
Many US banks face the same risks that brought down Silicon Valley Bank
A new analysis by SIEPR Senior Fellow Amit Seru finds that $2.2 trillion in losses and nervous customers could spark more bank runs.
March 21, 2023
SIEPR Prize winner Lawrence H. Summers on his approach to economics: “Strong convictions weakly held”
The former Treasury Secretary, director of the White House National Economic Council, and Chief Economist of the World Bank was recognized for his contributions to economic policy.
March 21, 2023
Stanford experts on the state of US banking after the Silicon Valley Bank collapse
SIEPR senior fellows Anat Admati and Amit Seru join fellow finance professors to talk about the ongoing risks banks face and consequences of backstopping uninsured deposits.
March 16, 2023
The US bank system is more fragile than you’d think
The US bank system is more fragile than you’d think, reports the Financial Times in the wake of Silicon Valley Bank's collapse. Research by SIEPR's Amit Seru is cited.
March 14, 2023
Lawrence Summers on the U.S. economy: “I’m apprehensive”
At the 2023 SIEPR Economic Summit, the renowned former policymaker and pioneering scholar reflected on a range of pressing economic issues.
March 09, 2023
The Fed’s Thomas Barkin: It’s the “oscillating economy”
In a speech at the 2023 SIEPR Economic Summit, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond president explained why the inflation fight is far from over.
March 09, 2023
The secret to the dollar’s success? Nope, it’s not trade.
New research by SIEPR scholars finds countries that want to “dedollarize” must find a currency that matches the greenback’s extraordinary liquidity.
February 24, 2023
Q&A: How pandemic savings are ‘trickling up’ to the super-rich
SIEPR’s Adrien Auclert shows how the surge in savings by US households during the pandemic is exacerbating wealth inequality — and likely complicating efforts to tame inflation.
February 16, 2023
Biden IRS nominee pressed on ‘troubling’ reports on audit rates of Black taxpayers
Biden nominee for IRS commissioner was asked today, at his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing, about Black taxpayer research by SIEPR's Dan Ho. More via The Hill.
February 15, 2023
One small step for Social Security
"Capping the maximum benefit is a promising step toward solvency," writes SIEPR Policy Fellow Andrew Biggs in his latest Wall Street Journal feature.
February 15, 2023
Remote work is costing Manhattan more than $12 billion a year
Research by SIEPR's Nick Bloom shows Manhattan workers are spending ~$12.4 billion less per year due to the work-from-home revolution, reports Bloomberg.
February 13, 2023
Tax avoidance has become a key part of IPO planning
SIEPR Faculty Fellow Rebecca Lester reveals many soon-to-be public companies are already one step ahead of the tax collector.
February 08, 2023