Latest Blog Posts

  • Second Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

    The second estimate of GDP report for the fourth quarter of 2014 is consistent with a wide range of indicators showing further labor market strengthening, increasing domestic energy security, and continued low health cost growth.

  • Taking Action to Unlock the Economic Contributions of Americans-in-Waiting

    President Obama is changing a rule to allow employment authorization for the spouses of certain high-skill workers who are here on H-1B visas, as long as those workers have begun the process of applying for a green card.

  • The Effects of Conflicted Investment Advice on Retirement Savings

    CEA’s new report The Effects of Conflicted Investment Advice on Retirement Savings examines the evidence on the cost of conflicted investment advice and its effects on Americans’ retirement savings, focusing on IRAs.

  • The 2015 Economic Report of the President

    The Council of Economic Advisers released the 69th-annual Economic Report of the President, which reviews the United States’ accelerating recovery and explores fundamental economic issues impacting middle-class families.

  • The Economics of Big Data and Differential Pricing

    The White House released an update to the big data working group’s May 2014 report on big data, describing progress in implementing the working group’s recommendations throughout the government. As part of that process, the Council of Economic Advisers released a new study on big data and differential pricing.

FACT SHEETS & REPORTS

The Effects of Conflicted Investment Advice on Retirement Savings
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February 2015

The Economy in 2014
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December 2014
Updated Report: download as pdf

The Economics of Early Childhood Investments
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December 2014

The Economic Effects of Administrative Action on Immigration
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November 2014

11 Facts About American Families and Work
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October 2014

15 Economic Facts About Millennials
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October 2014

Recent Trends in Health Care Costs
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September 2014

The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change
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July 2014

The Labor Force Participation Rate Since 2007: Causes and Policy Implications
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July 2014

An Economic Analysis of Transportation Infrastructure Investment
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July 2014

Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid
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July 2014

Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility
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June 2014

The Economics of Paid and Unpaid Leave
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June 2014

Nine Facts About American Families and Work
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June 2014

The Economics of Fatherhood and Work
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June 2014

Economic Report to the Preisdent