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Media Mentions Archive

Jan 24 2020 | VOX
Using survey data, SIEPR Senior Fellow Matt Gentzkow constructed a measure of political polarization that compares the US to nine other countries, showing that polarization didn't rise as quickly in any country other than the US, and polarization actually declined in five countries.
Central banks have been hesitant to create digital currencies, according to SIEPR Senior Fellow Darrell Duffie. People are uncertain of how to best monitor transactions in order to prevent fraud, among other complex questions. “It’s a responsibility I think central banks don’t want,” says Duffie.
Jan 21 2020 | The National Interest
SIEPR Senior Fellow Pete Klenow discusses how population growth, trade, Big Tech, and innovations might affect America’s capacity for economic growth.
Rent control doesn’t solve rising housing costs - reducing regulatory barriers in order to increase the supply of housing and lower prices does, according to research by SIEPR Faculty Fellow Rebecca Diamond.
Jan 16 2020 | The Economist
"Rather than keeping mortgages on their balance-sheets, non-banks tend to sell them on—not the best incentive to be ultra-cautious", says SIEPR Senior Fellow Amit Seru.
Jan 14 2020 | Financial Times
In his new paper, “The End of Economic Growth?”, SIEPR Senior Fellow Charles Jones models what might happen in a world of declining population, arguing that living standards would stagnate as the population gradually vanishes.
Dec 16 2019 | Los Angeles Times
A study led by SIEPR Faculty Fellow Maya Rossin-Slater has found that local exposure to fatal school shootings increases antidepressant use among youths.
Dec 10 2019 | The New York Times
The I.R.S. sent a letter to 3.9 million people and a new study co-authored by Faculty Fellow Jacob Goldin shows that these letters may have saved approximately 700 lives.
Nov 20 2019 | Bloomberg
SIEPR senior fellow John Taylor told lawmakers that reducing government debt and spending would “increase GDP immediately compared to a policy without spending restraint.”
Nov 11 2019 | JAMA Network
Senior Fellow Emeritus Victor Fuchs discusses managed care and managed competition, as well as their implications.