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September 15, 2020
Austan Goolsbee and Kevin Hassett engaged in an hourlong conversation hosted by SIEPR that covered the most pressing economic topics facing the nation.
September 10, 2020
SIEPR's Ran Abramitzky is organizing Democracy Matters, a forum to discuss economics and other issues affecting U.S. democracy in the runup to Election Day.
Maya Rossin-Slater
September 1, 2020
Research by SIEPR's Maya Rossin-Slater finds that babies born to mothers who experience an assault during pregnancy are more likely to weigh much less and be born prematurely — resulting in long-term deficits in health and well-being.

Media Mentions

September 22, 2020 | The Telegraph

A new study by Senior Fellow Pascaline Dupas highlights an unintended consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown in India — a 25% rise in mortality among dialysis patients.

September 19, 2020 | Los Angeles Times

Faculty Fellow Marshall Burke estimates smoke exposure has likely caused 1,000 to 3,000 excess deaths and an additional 5,000 emergency room visits in California in the last month.

Frank Wolak
September 18, 2020 | Bloomberg

SIEPR Senior Fellow Frank Wolak says California could open up its electricity to retail competition. But political dynamics make that an unrealistic option right now, he says.

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