It's hard to know the mortality rate of COVID-19, since we don't yet have a test that can tell who has had the virus and recovered without knowing they were infected. SIEPR Senior Fellow Jay Bhattacharya says this could contribute to the perception of a higher mortality rate than is true.
The epidemic’s widespread nature and related uncertainty will put a hold on large corporate investments, mergers and hiring, according to SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom, who has researched the impact of uncertainty on business cycles.
SIEPR Senior Fellow Alvin Roth argues that Tinder is, like the New York Stock Exchange, a "thick" market where many people are trying to complete transactions, and that the chief issue with dating apps is congestion.
According to SIEPR Senior Fellow David Lobell of Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment, dry tropical regions are vulnerable to the worst impacts of climate change on sustainable agriculture.
“Nothing like this has ever happened before,” says Nicholas Bloom, a SIEPR Senior Fellow, who has studied working from home. “The coronavirus could end up being the key spur for the development of working from home in Asia.”