On March 8, 2022, D.C. Policy Center’s Alice M. Rivlin Initiative was featured by the Washington Business Journal:
The D.C. Policy Center is launching a major effort to study the District’s economic competitiveness and just how much the pandemic has moved that needle.
The new project — to be called the Alice M. Rivlin Initiative for Economic Policy & Competitiveness, in honor of the late D.C. economist — will study both D.C.’s economic policies and the effects of Covid-19, with an eye toward achieving more inclusive economic growth. With this initiative, the center hopes to build an all-encompassing understanding of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the region and how it should evolve, said Yesim Sayin Taylor, the D.C. Policy Center’s executive director.
“Helping our residents is not possible if we don’t have a strong economy and tax base, and if we don’t have the type of growth that keeps us competitive with the municipalities around us,” she said.