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Marshall Burke
May 22, 2020
A new tool created by SIEPR's Marshall Burke and David Lobell combines publicly accessible satellite imagery with AI to track poverty across African villages over time.
Hanno Lustig
May 8, 2020
New Stanford research fleshes out the powerful, lingering negative effects of bad unemployment news — how the salience of news in and of itself accounts for a significant drop in consumer spending for months.
Kate Bundorf
April 22, 2020

Insights from a group of health policy experts speaking at a SIEPR virtual event on April 21 ranged from addressing gaps in medical coverage and why massage parlors should not be allowed to reopen yet, to the promising potential of more digital-based health care. 

Media Mentions

May 28, 2020 | PBS

"Maybe a year or two from now, when firms relax and say . . . you can come back in two or three days a week, and spend the other couple of days at home, that's, you know, the promised land," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Nick Bloom.

May 25, 2020 | Washington Post

“We already have disparities. African Americans have the lowest business-ownership rate in the population. … And so here we’re creating a situation of closures that’s hitting the groups with the lowest rates even harder,” says Robert Fairlie, a recent SIEPR visiting professor and current...

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May 21, 2020 | New York Times

“I hate to say it, but this is going to take longer and look grimmer than we thought,” said SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom, remarking on the path to economic recovery.

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