Driving Economic Opportunity and Sound Fiscal Policy


Burdened by student loans, a difficult job market, and regulations hampering the formation of small businesses that offer innovative products and services, Millennials today face incredible economic challenges. We work to research policy problems and propose solutions that will help advance economic progress, foster entrepreneurship, lead to better social welfare, and promote prosperity across the board.


Policy Project Fostering Free Trade

Free trade is a cornerstone of economic opportunity for all people, Millennials or otherwise, promoting tremendous prosperity all around. In a now-central Policy Project for the Millennial Policy Center, Economic Opportunity and Fiscal Policy Fellow Jacob Dubbert and President Jimmy Sengenberger examine in-depth the benefits of free trade, its impact on Millennials, the growing trade disputes, averting a trade war with China, and renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Click here to view our TRADE POLICY PROJECT.

Policy Paper Reclaiming America’s Financial System

Millennials are highly entrepreneurial – and that means many are young business owners and upstart company founders who rely tremendously on small community banks. Unfortunately, the Dodd-Frank law that went into effect in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis has squeezed out community banks and adversely affected Millennials dramatically. In a new policy paper, Economic Opportunity Fellow Robert Hasler and President Jimmy Sengenberger explain how the financial crisis came about, what Dodd-Frank is and why it is so harmful, and how to repair the damage.

Click here to read the FULL POLICY PAPER.
Click here to read the MILLENNIAL POLICY ANALYSIS.

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