Budget battles in the lame duck and beyond

Each decision Congress makes on tax and spending provisions carries varying budgetary costs and implications for economic recovery.

EPI researchers have analyzed the so-called “fiscal cliff” of spending reductions and expiring tax cuts that had been scheduled for 2013 and were projected to induce an austerity recession, as well as the economic impacts of the lame-duck budget and additional fiscal policy proposals. For analyses on the impact of recent budget decisions and other policy recommendations, here is all of our recent work on the issue:


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