Insights / Podcast episode•Feb 25, 2021
The Surprising Results of Pandemic Unemployment Benefits
Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Peter Ganong, Fiona Greig
In March 2020, the CARES Act expanded who was eligible for unemployment benefits, how much...
Topics: COVID-19, Employment & Wages
Research Update · February 16, 2021
Fear, Lockdown, and Diversion: Comparing Drivers of Pandemic Economic Decline
Austan Goolsbee, Chad Syverson
SUMMARY In Goolsbee and Syverson (2021), we used data from January through May 2020 to...
Finding•Feb 04, 2021
Measuring Movement and Social Contact with Smartphone Data: A Real-Time Application to COVID-19
Victor Couture, Jonathan Dingel, Allison Green, Jessie Handbury, Kevin R. Williams
The authors develop and make publicly available a location exposure index that summarizes county-to-county movements, and a device exposure index that quantifies social contact within venues.