Economic Research

The Blue Collar Dollar Institute aims to understand how the United States’ decision to subsidize foreign manufacturing is decreasing the size of our middle class, increasing the amount of Americans in poverty and catapulting forward the wealth in both the top 5% and foreign competitors.

The Blue Collar Dollar Institute believes that the United States cannot offer a middle-class lifestyle to a large majority of Americans without possessing a strong and vibrant manufacturing sector. Our non-partisan mission is to research data, inform the public, and advocate for policy in order to help strengthen US manufacturing and goods-producing sectors.

Currency Misalignment Monitors

The Currency Misalignment Monitor measures how much 34 major currencies would have to move to bring global currency accounts (and thus trade) into balance over the next five years. A negative number like in the United States indicates an overvalued currency (a negative trade situation) while a positive number indicates an undervalued currency (a positive trade situation). Below you can review our Currency Misalignment Monitor’s published monthly.


Economic Data

Economic data is a crucial facet of understanding and analyzing the complex web of financial activities that drive our global economy. These data points and statistics provide valuable insights into the health and performance of economies at various levels, from local to international scales. They encompass a wide range of metrics, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation rates, unemployment figures, trade balances, and consumer spending patterns, to name just a few. Economists, policymakers, businesses, and investors rely on economic data to make informed decisions, forecast trends, and develop strategies. Blue Collar Dollar Institute collects and augurates this data into meaningful data visualizations.


Commentary & Data Releases

When new data releases become available, our analysts dive deep into the numbers, meticulously scrutinizing the fine details to uncover trends, anomalies, and potential implications. They bring a wealth of experience and a sharp understanding of economic theory, enabling them to contextualize the data within broader economic narratives. Their expertise is instrumental in identifying key takeaways from the data and predicting potential future developments. In addition, our analysts closely follow commentary from other experts, academics, and institutions, cross-referencing their findings to offer you a comprehensive and well-rounded perspective on the economic landscape.