Research - Action Center on Race and the Economy

Reports by ACRE

ACRE, the ReFund America Project, and our partners produce cutting edge research about the role that banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms play in driving racial and economic inequality.

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February 08, 2019

A World-Class City

A Financial Blueprint for the City that Chicagoans Deserve February 2019 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Alyxandra Goodwin

July 08, 2018

Delivering Hate

How Amazon's Platforms Are Used to Spread White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia and How Amazon Can Stop It July 2018 | Report by ACRE and the Partnership for Working Families

June 29, 2018

Ban Them

Taking on the Corporations Behind the Muslim Ban June 2018 | Report by ACRE and LittleSis

November 16, 2017

Feeling Salty

How Eliminating the State and Local Tax Deduction Will Force Taxpayers to Take Out Billions in Debt to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Wealthy November 2017 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

August 07, 2017

Broken Promises

PROMESA Is a Model for Undermining Democracy and Pushing Austerity Elsewhere in the U.S. August 2017 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan Download the PDF Lea en Español To read the rest of our reports about the Puerto

May 09, 2017

Outlook Negative

How Ratings Agencies Punish Local Governments, Create Huge Profits for Wall Street, and Leave Public Employees and People of Color Holding the Bag May 2017

October 09, 2016

Casting a Wider Net

Increasing opportunities for minority and women owned asset managers in institutional investments | October 2016 | Report by Talia Schank

September 09, 2016

Time to Pay the Piper

How a Hometown Investment Bank Is Draining Millions from Minnesota Cities, Hospitals, State Agencies, and Non-Profit Organizations September 2016

June 09, 2016

The Financialization of Higher Education

What Swaps Cost Our Schools and Students June 2016 | Report by Dominic Russel, Carrie Sloan and Alan Smith

April 09, 2016

Municipal Banking: An Overview

Financing Socially Just and Sustainable Forms of Urban Development April 2016 | Report by Karl Beitel