Economic Policy

Treasury is responsible for analyzing and reporting on current and prospective economic developments in the U.S. and world economies and assisting in the determination of appropriate economic policies. Treasury conducts research to assist in the formulation and articulation of public policies and positions of the Department on a wide range of microeconomic issues.


Each year the Social Security and Medicare trustees provide Congress with a detailed accounting of the current and projected financial status of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. Two reports are issued, one for Social Security and one for Medicare.
Under Public Law 102-321, the Department of Treasury is required to produce annual estimates of Total Taxable Resources (TTR), Treasury's estimates of the relative fiscal capacity of the states.

Economic Policy reports and notices