"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.
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.
AUGUST 16, 2020
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"The government should provide what economists call liquidity — a financial cushion to allow businesses and individuals adversely affected by an inevitable decline in economic activity to have enough money to survive the shock," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Ed Lazear in this New York Times opinion... Read More
"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.
“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.