News & Research

RIP, Ed Winchester

Ed Winchester, the beloved executive director of marketing and communications at Tuck who died unexpectedly last week, was emblematic of a wise and decisive leader.This is the 197th Slaughter ...

Apr 30, 2020

How to Avoid a Coronavirus Depression

In a new essay for "Foreign Affairs," Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees outline a three-step policy plan to halt the coming coronavirus recession.As the coronavirus pandemic...

Mar 26, 2020

The Essential Health-Care Question Missing from the Debates

How can we make America’s health-care system more productive? It’s a key question absent from the health-care reform debate, say Slaughter and Rees.On Tuesday of this week,...

Feb 27, 2020

The U.S.-China Trade War—The End of the Beginning

Tuck School Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and co-author Matthew Rees provide three main lessons from the U.S.-China trade war’s first phase and a potential solution for lasting...

Jan 30, 2020

Our End-of-Year Holiday Wish

Are adults—in America and around the world—failing their children? Matthew J. Slaughter and Matthew Rees share an important wish for the New Year.In the spirit of this...

Dec 16, 2019

Immigrants for the Heartland

America’s struggling communities are in desperate need of high-talent immigrants. We should welcome them, say Slaughter and Rees.Last year America’s population grew by just 0.4 percent&mdash...

May 01, 2019

The Green New Deal and AOC

America should consider how to harness the earnestness of the Green New Deal—a resolution regarding climate change submitted by newly elected Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—without wreaking economic havoc.A...

Mar 11, 2019

Whither Globalization and Work?

The future of work in the face of globalization remains unknown. But the best way to equip workers for whatever globalization might render is by investing in their human capital,...

Feb 11, 2019

The New Year’s Upside of Falling Life Expectancy

For the third consecutive year, life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen.Welcome to the first full week of 2019. We hope you enjoyed some end-of-year rest and good cheer....

Jan 07, 2019

Where Is There Hope for a Kinder and Gentler Nation? In Prison.

The First Step Act, which sits before the U.S. Senate, would create more opportunities for rehabilitation in federal prisons.The world is rightly mourning the passing last Friday of...

Dec 03, 2018

How to Save Globalization

When it comes to globalization, building a lifelong ladder of opportunity for all citizens is imperative, say Slaughter and Rees.Here in the United States, next Tuesday, November 6, is Election...

Nov 01, 2018

Happy Fiscal New Year. And a Stormy One, Too.

"Fiscal 2018 was in many ways a disaster for the fiscal health of America—today and in the future," say Slaughter and Rees. Here in the United States, October 1 marks an...

Oct 02, 2018

The Economic Guns of September

The United States and China are on the brink of a major trade war. Here are three principles that should guide U.S. policy leaders’ statecraft at this precarious time...

Sep 04, 2018

Time for a Myspace Comeback?

It is no longer clear that users of Facebook benefit as they once thought they did—could there be a better way? Dean Matthew Slaughter and economist Matthew Rees weigh...

Apr 09, 2018

War and Peace

The President recently tweeted that trade wars are good and winnable. Slaughter & Rees argue that no country wins in a trade war.We your correspondents intended this March missive to...

Mar 05, 2018

Watch Policies, Not Performance

It is easier for government and policy leaders to implement pro-productivity policies in boom times.With the first month of 2018 now in the books, the world economy is turning in...

Feb 01, 2018

How to Select the World’s Most Important Economic Policy Maker

Economists Slaughter and Rees opine that for the next chairperson of the Federal Reserve Board, the president must nominate the candidate who exhibits the greatest capacity to learn.Sometime this...

Oct 30, 2017

The Ambivalent Median Household

The state of the median household in 2016, both in terms of income and net worth, was a glass half full and half empty: full relative to the recent past, empty...

Oct 02, 2017