The Curious Case of High Consumer Credit Scores
Why have consumer credit scores gone up during the pandemic? In this brief, public finance fellow Joyce Beebe discusses the disconnect between credit scores and other economic indicators, and the public policies behind the rising scores.
Joyce Beebe May 5, 2021
Protecting the Future of the Next Generation
Decades of research demonstrate the critical importance of early childhood development, but the United States ranks last among wealthy countries in child health outcomes. This brief lays out a series of recommendations to improve the developmental potential of American children.
Quianta Moore January 26, 2021
Promoting the Formation of Limited Liability Companies Among Entrepreneurs
Given the advantages of an LLC and frequent advice to form one, the authors explore the reasons for the low adoption of the LLC form of business by entrepreneurs and ways to increase its use.
Jennifer Rabb, Lebena Varghese April 27, 2020
The Current Student Loan Landscape and Recent Developments
Fellow Joyce Beebe examines recent policies and proposals that aim to simplify the federal student loan process.
Joyce Beebe December 14, 2018
Taxing Teens: Working Children, Family Businesses, and the Kiddie Tax
This report reviews different types of income sources for kids and young adults and the associated tax implications. It also discusses the revised kiddie tax rules — a mechanism intended to discourage parents from transferring assets to their children to lower their own tax liabilities — after the 2017 tax act.
Joyce Beebe November 9, 2018