Economic Policy

The Joint Center’s economic policy program identifies challenges and opportunities for advancing the economic status of Black communities. See below for research, analysis, and activities related to economic policy.

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Joint Center News: March 2020

This is a difficult moment for the world and the United States, and for Black communities in particular. The Joint Center is working closely with several other Black organizations to ensure that the challenges facing Black communities are considered and adequately addressed in COVID-19 policy decisions (stay updated on our COVID-19 policy page here). In March,…

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March 30 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

The Joint Center is working closely with several other Black organizations to ensure that the challenges facing Black communities are considered and adequately addressed in COVID-19 policy decisions. On March 26, the Joint Center convened several leading organizations that serve Black communities for an online policy discussion with CBC Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) on the…

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Joint Center Vice President Participates in 2020 Aspen Leadership Forum on Retirement Savings

From March 4-6, Joint Center Vice President Jessica Fulton participated in a panel at the 2020 Aspen Leadership Forum on Retirement Savings. The invite-only convening brought together key stakeholders including “high-level leaders from industry, government, consumer advocacy, and academia” to discuss During the discussion, Jessica spoke about portable retirement savings and solutions for workers to maintain…

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Joint Center Vice President Jessica Fulton Joins Economic Policy Institute’s Black Workers Roundtable

Joint Center Vice President Jessica Fulton joined Economic Policy Institute’s Black Workers roundtable to discuss policy priorities during the 2020 presidential race. Other panel speakers included Center for American Progress Senior Economist Gbenga Ajilore, The Groundwork Collaborative Managing Director of Policy and Research Janelle Jones, and NAACP Legal Defence and Education Fund, Inc. Senior Researcher…

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