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Media Mentions Archive

Aug 20 2021 | The New York Times
Compelling research by SIEPR's Mark Duggan suggests a better way to confront exorbitantly high drug prices. Learn more about why expanded Medicare drug coverage correlates to lower drug prices.
Aug 20 2021 | The Hill
"Now is the time for governments to step up and protect their citizens from the burden of medical debt," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Neale Mahoney.
Aug 13 2021 | CNN Business
With central bank currencies (CBDCs) on the rise alongside cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and dogecoin, SIEPR's Darrell Duffie points to CBDCs as an attractive alternative to our current costly and inefficient bank-railed system.
Aug 12 2021 | The World Bank
Knowledge on the impact of climate change on our lives is growing each day. SIEPR's Charles Kolstad discusses the variables entering estimates of climate damage, what they mean for policy, and suggests areas for further research.  
Aug 12 2021 | The New York Times
As many tech companies announce delays to their return-to-office dates in response to the Delta variant, most companies’ plans have not yet changed, surveys by Morning Consult find. SIEPR's Nick Bloom, a pioneer of hybrid work research, weighs in.
Aug 7 2021 | The Hill
Despite a $7B savings resulting from the FCC’s recent use of reverse auctions, the current infrastructure bill may abandon this model. SIEPR's Greg Rosston discusses how this can raise costs and leave fewer people connected. 
Aug 7 2021 | The New York Times
As the pandemic took hold, more than 1 million children did not enroll in local schools. “We have to be deeply concerned,” says SIEPR Senior Fellow Thomas Dee, who worked with The New York Times on the analysis:
Aug 4 2021 | C-SPAN
Shortly before the $1.2T infrastructure bill cleared the Senate floor with bipartisan support, Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker quoted research by SIEPR Senior Fellow Gregory Rosston.
A $1T infrastructure bill moving through the Senate allocates $65B to improve internet access for poor and rural groups. Financing today's digital economy could result in a $160B increase in economic output, suggests research by SIEPR's Nick Bloom.
SIEPR's Ramin Toloui is in talks to be President Biden's nominee for assistant secretary of state for business. If confirmed, Toloui will serve as Secretary of State Antony Blinken's point person on taxation, competition with China, and more.