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Nov 5 2021 | CNBC
As pressure on the labor force builds, CNBC explores how to address the twin challenges of a labor shortage and the Great Resignation. SIEPR's Nick Bloom weighs in: "Being creative about work-life balance is another way to retain and recruit."
Oct 27 2021 | The New York Times
Research by SIEPR's Matthew Gentzkow suggests that partisan hostility between Democrats and Republicans is steadily worsening: "The forces fracturing the political system are clearly stronger than the forces pushing for consensus."
Oct 25 2021 | Reuters
A recent Reuters poll of climate economists shows that hitting the Paris Agreement goal of net-zero carbon emissions will require sizable investments in a green transition, far less than the economic cost of inaction. SIEPR's Charles Kolstad is quoted.
Oct 23 2021 | The Economist
As the gap between official data and what is happening in the real economy becomes more glaring, "The Economist" asks: "Has the pandemic has given economists a new lease of life? Research by SIEPR's Susan Athey and Nicholas Bloom is cited.
Oct 22 2021 | Bloomberg
Latest paid leave plan of 4 weeks falls behind rest of developed world. "Any amount of leave is better than none," says SIEPR's Maya Rossin-Slater, noting that improved health outcomes might not be achieved in such a short time frame.
SIEPR's Paul Milgrom has been at the forefront of auction theory for decades, studying auction design and bidder behavior. In this exclusive interview, Milgrom shares how he helped the FCC raise billions.
Sep 29 2021 | The New York Times
The New York Times asks, how can the U.S. design a cost effective paid family leave plan that actually serves those who need it? SIEPR's resident parental leave policy expert, Maya Rossin-Slater, weighs in.    
Sep 29 2021 | Forbes
SIEPR Senior Fellow Eric Hanushek is one of two recipients of the 2021 Yidan Prize. The prize recognizes individuals and teams who have contributed significantly to education research and education development.
Sep 29 2021 |
In a new article featured in's newsletter, SIEPR's Maria Polyakova examines the relationship between health insurance policies and labor markets in health care.
Sep 28 2021 | KQED
Emerging research by SIEPR's Marshall Burke unveils a broad threat to human health posed by wildfires and toxic smoke: “There's no magic threshold under which we're OK. The lesson is that any amount is bad. And the more you get the worse it is.”