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Apr 2 2020 | The pandemic is turning the natural world upside down | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
Pandemic-related shutdowns in China led to reductions in pollution that saved the lives of many children and elderly adults, according to an analysis done by SIEPR Senior Fellow Marshall Burke.
A new initiative has been launched to urge universities and companies to free up intellectual property (IP) to spur development of treatments and cures for Covid-19. IP law expert Professor Mark Lemley, a founding member, discusses the project.
Using data from four Chinese cities to measure changes in pollution, SIEPR Senior Fellow Marshall Burke estimated that, in China alone, emission reductions since the start of the pandemic saved the lives of at least 1,400 children under five and 51,700 adults over 70.
Mar 30 2020 | Save capitalism from the Cares Act | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
"Now that the Cares Act is law, policy makers need to find ways to impose restrictions on how the money is deployed," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Amit Seru.
SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom shares some tips on how to effectively share a workspace with your roommate or partner.
Mar 27 2020 | What the coronavirus means for climate change | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
"In China, just two months of reduced pollution is likely to have saved the lives of 4,000 children under the age of 5 and 73,000 adults over the age of 70," says SIEPR Faculty Fellow Marshall Burke.
Due to coronavirus, many children have lost much of the educational structure that a classroom would normally provide. SIEPR Senior Fellow Eric Hanushek shares his thoughts on how this lack of structure could impact students in the long run.
“This is really going to be a recession unlike anything we have ever seen before,” said Mark Duggan, who is both the director of SIEPR and a SIEPR Senior Fellow.
Mar 26 2020 | Lazear: I am an optimist | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
SIEPR Senior Fellow Ed Lazear discusses the need for liquidity, relief for small businesses, and potential recovery rate.
Mar 26 2020 | Commentary: Congress should let the airlines go to bankruptcy court | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
"There is no reason that the federal government should spend upward of $50 billion to bail out airlines when these companies continue to have access to the same financial restructuring procedures that they have used time and time again," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Josh Rauh.