Washington Center for Equitable Growth: Equitable Growth 2021: Evidence for a Stronger Economic Future
A new day has dawned in government, and with it comes the possibility for long-overdue structural changes to the economy. The coronavirus pandemic continues to expose deep fragilities in our economy—including racial and gender inequities—that economic policymakers have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address.
Broadly shared economic growth is achievable, but a stronger, more equitable future requires deliberate policy choices coupled with a new understanding of what makes the economy grow.
“Equitable Growth 2021: Evidence for a Stronger Economic Future” will bring together policymakers, academics, advocates, and thought leaders to discuss the best evidence-based ideas for building a stronger economic future for all Americans. Key themes include outlining a vision for sustained public investment in structures and institutions to spur equitable economic growth, with a focus on Black and Indigenous workers and workers of color and how to recover from the pandemic while addressing the ongoing racial, climate, and care crises our nation faces. Investments alone will not correct structural racism. But, if designed correctly, a wide range of public investments in these areas can spur strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth by addressing longstanding racial and income inequality, driving clean energy and creating good jobs, and jumpstarting a new era of innovation.