KEY ECONOMIC FINDINGS ABOUT COVID-19

Rigorous insights into the ongoing economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research

BFI Working Paper Jan 10, 2021

Pandemic-Era Uncertainty on Main Street and Wall Street

Brent Meyer, Emil Mihaylov, Steven J. Davis, Nicholas Parker, David Altig, Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom
BFI Working Paper Jan 10, 2021

COVID-19 Is a Persistent Reallocation Shock

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Brent H. Meyer
BFI Working Paper Jan 8, 2021

COVID-19 Shifted Patent Applications toward Technologies that Support Working from Home

Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Yulia Zhestkova
BFI Working Paper Dec 29, 2020

Stock Prices, Lockdowns, and Economic Activity in the Time of Coronavirus

Steven J. Davis, Dingqian Liu, Xuguang Simon Sheng
BFI Working Paper Dec 23, 2020

Deaths of Despair and the Incidence of Excess Mortality in 2020

Casey Mulligan
BFI Working Paper Dec 7, 2020

Designing Advance Market Commitments for New Vaccines

Michael Kremer, Jonathan D. Levin, Christopher M. Snyder
BFI Working Paper Dec 2, 2020

Why Working From Home Will Stick

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis
BFI Working Paper Dec 1, 2020

Financial Fragility in the COVID-19 Crisis: The Case of Investment Funds in Corporate Bond Markets

Antonio Falato, Itay Goldstein, Ali Hortaçsu
BFI Working Paper Nov 30, 2020

Political Economy of Crisis Response

Arda Gitmez, Konstantin Sonin, Austin Wright

Insights

Podcast episode Dec 31, 2020

The Pandemic Recession’s Gender Gap

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Yana Gallen, Heather Sarsons
Women suffered significantly in the early months of the current recession, raising important questions about...
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
Podcast episode Dec 17, 2020

A Vaccine for Billions

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Kremer, Canice Prendergast
The economic benefits of ending the COVID-19 pandemic even one day earlier are enormous. Michael...
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
Podcast episode Nov 5, 2020

Deep Dive Series – The Future of Money?

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Eric Budish, Brian Platz, Yuval Rooz, Luigi Zingales
If use of cash continues to wane, will cryptocurrency be the new dollar bill? Is...
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
Podcast episode Oct 22, 2020

Deep Dive Series – Is the Future Cashless?

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Fernando Alvarez, Raghuram Rajan
When COVID lockdowns started, the use of cash plummeted. But the pandemic only accelerated a...
Insight Oct 12, 2020

We’re public health experts. We need to do a better job of talking to conservatives.

Washington Post; Lindsey J. Leininger, Harold Pollack
Topics:  COVID-19
Podcast episode Oct 8, 2020

Deep Dive Series – The Health Care Conundrum, Part 2

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Katherine Baicker, Stacy Lindau, Neale Mahoney, David Meltzer, Kenneth Polonsky
The US pays roughly twice as much per person for healthcare as other wealthy nations....
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
Podcast episode Sep 24, 2020

Deep Dive Series – The Health Care Conundrum, Part 1

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Katherine Baicker, Pietro Tebaldi
The global pandemic has revealed critical gaps and weaknesses in the US health care system....
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
Podcast episode Sep 11, 2020

Deep Dive Series – Climate vs. Development: The Global Dilemma

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Greenstone, Amir Jina
How you experience the global energy crisis and climate change depends in large part on...
Topics:  Energy & Environment

In the Media

Media Mention Jan 19, 2021

A look at Trump’s economic legacy

ABC News; Steven Davis, Jonathan Dingel, Brent Neiman
Media Mention Jan 19, 2021

Tax cuts and trade wars overshadowed in the end by a virus

Reuters; Austan Goolsbee
Media Mention Jan 18, 2021

Exploring the Link Between Unemployment and Poverty

Chicago Tonight; Bruce Meyer
Media Mention Jan 13, 2021

Rajan: Markets Take Advantage of Central Banks’ Promises

Bloomberg; Raghuram Rajan
Media Mention Jan 12, 2021

Biden, Democrats, plot ‘aggressive’ pandemic response — without the GOP

POLITICO; Austan Goolsbee
Media Mention Jan 8, 2021

You might not get your COVID shot as soon as you hoped

Crain's Chicago Business; Katherine Baicker
Media Mention Jan 6, 2021

Georgia results could pave way for quick additional U.S. pandemic support

Reuters; Austan Goolsbee