Amanda Page-Hoongrajok

Amanda Page-Hoongrajok is a PhD student in the department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her current research focuses on the costs of paid sick leave, gender in worker cooperatives, and power dynamics in interest rate setting.

Five years after the official end of the recession, economic activity in the U.S. remains below potential. One important reason is the slow growth in business investment, which remains weak, especially compared to previous recoveries. To an increasing number of observers, the weakness in investment appears related to the rise in what observers are calling