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Aug 23 2020 | Wall Street Journal
When rolling blackouts darkened parts of California this month, SIEPR Senior Fellow Frank Wolak had a painful sense of déjà vu. “California policy makers completely forgot the lessons from the [previous] crisis…in their rush to go green,” he said.
Aug 20 2020 | Bloomberg
SIEPR Senior Fellow Frank Wolak, who studies electricity markets, said the move to close the power market won’t prevent blackouts.
Aug 17 2020 | Maine Public
Gopi Shah Goda, SIEPR Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, discusses the history of social security and how it has shaped the United States.
SIEPR Senior Fellow Sean Reardon discusses how the pandemic might be affecting parents' decisions of whether to enroll their children in public or private schools.
Aug 14 2020 | The Hill
"The pandemic did not only lay bare the implications of the digital divide, it also created a laboratory for studying how best to bridge the divide," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Greg Rosston.
Aug 13 2020 | Vox
The dream of intergenerational mobility is alive: children of immigrants generally experience greater socioeconomic success than they themselves do, according to findings from SIEPR Senior Fellow Ran Abramitzky.
Aug 11 2020 | Marketplace
“There’s a spectrum of possible work relationships. And we want to both protect workers along that spectrum, but also allow some amount of flexibility," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Paul Oyer.  
SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom warns that the longer Congress takes to decide on federal pandemic economic relief programs, "there’s less relief bang for the buck."
Aug 5 2020 | Politico
“What’s happening now is more companies that thought they could survive are giving up,” said Nicholas Bloom, an economics professor at Stanford. “The most painful time to lose your job may well be coming up.”
Jul 30 2020 | Wired
“We are in the very early days of adopting AI . . . there is a tidal wave in front of us,” says Erik Brynjolfsson, SIEPR Senior Fellow and director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab at Stanford HAI.