FISCAL BLOG

An overwhelming majority of voters (91%) feel that a stable fiscal foundation will lead to growth; 8 in 10 say addressing the long-term debt will improve economic mobility and opportunity for all Americans.

Read More

Along with creating the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and the House and Senate budget committees, this important piece of legislation established the federal budget process still in use today.

Read More

The paper examines the close linkage between America's fiscal health and economic performance, specifically how addressing long-term fiscal challenges (like the national debt) can support growth and job creation.

Read More

This week PGPF held its fifth annual Fiscal Summit, the premier annual gathering dedicated to addressing our nation’s long-term national debt and economic future.

Read More

Up to Us provides an opportunity for college students to build a movement to raise awareness and engagement on America's long-term fiscal and economic challenges.

Read More

A new report, prepared by the Center for Strategic and International Studies with support from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, examines pension reform efforts in developed countries across the globe.

Read More

The report finds that the President's proposal fully incorporates 12 of the DAC's 27 recommendations and partially incorporates another nine.

Read More

Congratulations to the University of Texas-Pan American for winning 1st prize in the 2014 Up to Us college campus competition.

Read More

Recent news stories have highlighted the good news that very near-term deficits are decreasing. That good news, unfortunately, will be short-lived.

Read More

The Peterson Institute for International Economics just released a new collection of papers by independent economists exploring the consequences of sustained U.S. fiscal uncertainty on the national and global economy.

Read More

Expert Views: Inflation, Interest & the National Debt

We asked experts with diverse views from across the political spectrum to share their perspectives.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.