Economics of Race

Investigating race as a driver of economic destiny.

Video

Are We Destined for a Slow Growth Future?

Apr 5, 2018

Steve Fazzari argues that stimulating demand is the key to jump-starting stagnant economies

Article

How Black Businesses Helped Save the Civil Rights Movement

Jan 15, 2018

Behind towering figures like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. were the taxi dispatchers, pharmacists, grocers, and other small business owners who were instrumental in making civil rights a reality.

Paper

The Political Economy of Mass Incarceration: An Analytical Model

May 2017

This paper presents a model of mass incarceration in the United States, which has the largest proportion of its population imprisoned among advanced countries.