Swimming in Quantitative Easing

Written by: Shawn Teigen

  What on earth is quantitative easing and why is Utah Foundation writing about it now? Since the Great Recession, the U.S. Federal Reserve has pumped trillions of dollars into the economy from its bond-buying program – referred to as “quantitative easing.” The program will likely end in October. How does quantitative easing spur economic growth? It is like watering your lawn from a wading pool. You pour additional water into the pool and the … Continued

Our research on economic mobility receives recognition in D.C.

Written by: Mallory Bateman

Last week Utah Foundation received a Certificate of Merit at the Governmental Research Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. The recognition, for Shawn’s work on economic mobility, was in the category of most effective education. GRA is a national organization of individuals professionally engaged in policy research. During the three day conference, Shawn presented and moderated a panel on economic mobility alongside two directors from Pew’s Financial Security and Mobility group.  The panel covered findings from … Continued