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Two Long-Term Public-Policy Lessons of the Pandemic

Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees share two public-policy lessons of the pandemic related to globalization and public health—one optimistic, the other less so.Hello after what we...

Nov 30, 2021

What Will Help Resolve America’s Great Resignation? Jobs Connected to the World

As the U.S. faces the Great Resignation, Slaughter and Rees remind policymakers that the strongest jobs in America have long been those connected to the world through international trade...

Oct 28, 2021

How Might Student-Athletes Get Paid to Play? Three Key Questions

Sensible reform for student-athlete compensation will first need to address three important questions informed by an accurate understanding of preexisting market structure, say Slaughter and Rees.College sports. The...

Jun 30, 2021

The Lessons of Phil at 50

Phil Mickelson’s historic victory reveals lessons about making better decisions—and the value of older workers. On Sunday evening, at the fabled Ocean Course along the coast of South...

May 27, 2021

Data Is Power

The surge in global flows of data holds great potential for the global economy, say Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees. Yet big data remains largely ungoverned.Think of...

Apr 22, 2021

Go Big on Skilled Immigration

In their latest missive, Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees underscore how unnecessarily costly America’s too-restrictive skilled-immigration policy is.Spring is often a season of joyous change. But...

Mar 31, 2021

Batter Up

Did President Trump eliminate America's trio of trade deficits? Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees weigh in and look ahead to trade policy under the Biden administration.In his...

Feb 26, 2021

The Biden-Harris Economic Scorecard

This Inauguration Day, Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees provide a scorecard for the heart of the American economy—workers and their families—to help clarify how to measure...

Jan 20, 2021

Puerto Rico and the Moon

While the U.S. awaits COVID-19 stimulus packages and the distribution of vaccines, Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees examine two scientific landmarks from earlier this month—an...

Dec 15, 2020

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