"We cannot ignore that most of the costs are being borne by our children and grandchildren, particularly the poorest among them," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Ed Lazear in this Washington Post opinion piece.
"As countries around the world ponder strategies for developing a COVID-19 vaccine, it should be clear that the fastest and most effective approach is to work together," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Susan Athey in this Project Syndicate story.
Air pollution reductions in China—associated with the economic slowdown caused by the pandemic—saved as many lives as COVID-19 has taken there, based on estimates from SIEPR Faculty Fellow Marshall Burke.
Taking time to talk with co-workers about things not related to work when taking calls over video or phone is "a good way to keep in touch" while working from home, advises SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom.
“There is enormous political pressure on sports teams to open back up . . . And that can cause a natural inclination to open too soon, because of the psychological impact," said SIEPR Senior Fellow Emeritus Professor Roger Noll in this SF Chronicle article.
In order to limit the impact of future stimulus efforts on the national debt, SIEPR Senior Fellow Josh Rauh proposes allowing Americans to choose to receive checks of up to $5,000 in exchange for delaying their Social Security benefits.
While Covid-19 may help banish the stigma of working from home, it won't likely become the norm for a large number of people to telecommute five days a week, according to SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom.