Economic Policy


Economic Policy Director Jessica Fulton Participated in New America’s Panel on the ‘Millennial Wealth Gap’

The Joint Center’s Economic Policy Director Jessica Fulton participated in a discussion at New America’s convening on The Millennial Wealth Gap: Divergent Trajectories, Unsteady Ladders of Success, and Implications for Social Policy. During the event, Jessica sat on the “Implications for Social Policy” panel with Elisabeth Jacobs (Senior Director, Family Economic Security, Washington Center for Equitable Growth) and Liz Hipple (Senior Policy Advisor, Washington Center for Equitable Growth). The panel’s facilitators were Ray Boshara (Center for Household Financial Stability, St Louis Federal Reserve Bank) and Reid Cramer (The Millennials Initiative, New America).

This invitation-only convening’s goal was to conduct “a deep dive into the contemporary trends and challenges created by emerging wealth gaps among the diverse range of young adults in America today. Using a balance sheet and life-cycle perspective, the convening will focus on the historic pillars and processes that impact long-term economic outcomes.” Learn more here.


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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.