47. Anna Stansbury: Declining Worker Power and American Economic Performance

We discuss Anna’s recently co-authored paper with Lawrence Summers, Declining Worker Power and American Economic Performance: An Exploration for the Recent Evolution of the Economy.

Anna walks us through

  • An overview of the economic environment that has existed within the past few decades
  • Their hypothesis on why a declining share of national income is going to labor workers
  • The trend of decreasing worker power over time and why it is occurring
  • Her own thoughts on what policy actions can be taken today to increase the share of profits going to labor workers
Anna Stansbury
Anna Stansbury

Anna is a 4th year PhD student in economics at Harvard and a PhD scholar in their program on inequality and social policy.

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