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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.
Mar 25 2020 | Following the economic impact of COVID-19 | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, SIEPR experts are providing analysis, research and ideas meant to inform the decisions being made today by economic policymakers. Follow them here, and also on Twitter and Facebook. April 2, 2020 Marshall Burke | The Atlantic
Mar 24 2020 | Buddy, can you spare a dime? Echoes of '30s in viral crisis? | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
“Right now, the country’s frozen,” said Anat Admati, a SIEPR Senior Fellow. "Policymakers have to decide what’s really best for society."
Mar 24 2020 | Is the coronavirus as deadly as they say? | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
"We don’t know the true infection rate in the U.S. Antibody testing of representative samples to measure disease prevalence (including the recovered) is crucial," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Jay Bhattacharya.
Mar 23 2020 | Coronavirus: Bay Area air quality is improving as people stay home | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
“This is not a silver lining. The pandemic is incredibly destructive . . . But it shows that when we really disrupt the economy and shut things down, we emit a lot less pollution, and that affects our health,” says SIEPR Faculty Fellow Marshall Burke.
Mar 22 2020 | Banks should defer household debt to protect the economy | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
"With Americans poised to experience their most abrupt liquidity shock in U.S. history—due to job losses from the sudden lockdown on economic activity—now is the time to deploy the full range of tools for addressing it," says Ramin Toloui, a Professor of the Practice at SIEPR.
Mar 22 2020 | Is the coronavirus as deadly as they say? | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
"Even big companies may face limits as to what they can or are willing to provide," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom.
“People will change their habits, and some of these habits will stick,” said SIEPR Senior Fellow Susan Athey. “There’s a lot of things where people are just slowly shifting, and this will accelerate that.”
In recessions, enrollment in higher ed goes up because opportunity costs go down, and if an institution can smoothly transition to online classes, it could actually benefit a university's finances, according to SIEPR Senior Fellow Caroline Hoxby. 

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