EPI Macroeconomics Newsletter

Macroeconomic policy decisions, like those made every six weeks by the Federal Reserve, are crucial for people’s economic security—but these decisions are often poorly understood.

It is often thought that we should leave these decisions to technocrats who are able to ignore politics and distributional issues when they set policy. But every decision made by the Fed or Congress that affects the state of the macroeconomy has implications for which groups have their economic leverage boosted, or hamstrung. EPI’s Macro Newsletter looks at data and trends in the macroeconomy and provides evidence-based analysis of how macroeconomic developments and policies will affect the ability of typical workers to get jobs and raises.