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SIEPR's Ramin Toloui is in talks to be President Biden's nominee for assistant secretary of state for business. If confirmed, Toloui will serve as Secretary of State Antony Blinken's point person on taxation, competition with China, and more.
Jul 28 2021 | Reuters
A new study reveals that expanded access to high-quality internet could lead to a sustained boost in worker productivity. Research by SIEPR's Nick Bloom is featured.
Jul 28 2021 | Bloomberg
A panel of former top global economic policy makers recently warned that trading disruptions in U.S. Treasuries are likely to increase unless reforms are made. SIEPR's Darrell Duffie remarks on the impact of the reserve currency status of the U.S. dollar.    
Jul 24 2021 | CNBC
China is beating us when it comes to innovation in online money, posing challenges to the U.S. dollar’s status as the de facto monetary reserve. “The U.S. should develop a clear strategy for how take advantage of the strength of the dollar,” says SIEPR's Darrell Duffie.
Jul 21 2021 | CNBC
A survey by Pew Research reveals the Covid-19 pandemic has made parents pessimistic about their children’s future. SIEPR's David Grusky remarks on the "...rapid deterioration of the "American Dream," and what's in store for America's next generation.
Jul 19 2021 | The Washington Post
Would consumers benefit if tech companies provided tools to more forcefully control their screen time? Possibly. SIEPR's Matthew Gentzkow weighs in on how to exercise self-control on social media.
Jul 18 2021 | The Hill
2021's record-setting summer of heatwaves, drought, wildfires, floods and hurricanes is forcing many to confront the realities of clime change. SIEPR's Marshall Burke discusses the benefits of taking action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate extremes.
“It’s possible one of these companies could become the Amazon of real estate,” remarked SIEPR's Amit Seru on the broader impacts of selling to Big Tech.  
Jul 9 2021 | Los Angeles Times
The health care industry repeatedly tells people they need to make well-informed choices about their treatment. But if people aren't getting the information they need, how can they be good consumers? SIEPR Director Mark Duggan weighs in on the opacity of health care pricing.  
Jul 7 2021 | MSN News
SIEPR's Saumitra Jha believes you're never too young to learn the ropes of the stock market. Just ask his 9-year-old son. Learn how investing on platforms like Robinhood can become a fun and educational activity for families, democratize finance, and even strengthen democracy.

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