Finding•Jul 28, 2021
Internet Access and its Implications for Productivity, Inequality, and Resilience
Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis
Moving to high-quality, fully reliable home internet service for all Americans would raise earnings-weighted labor productivity by an estimated 1.1% in the coming years, with implied output gains of $160 billion per year, or $4 trillion when capitalized at a 4% rate.
Topics: COVID-19, Employment & Wages
Insights / Podcast episode•Jun 16, 2021
Vaccine Lotteries: Worth a Shot?
Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Steve Levitt, Jeff Severts
More than a dozen states have announced large lotteries to incentivize vaccinations. On this episode,...
Finding•Jun 10, 2021
Science Skepticism Reduces Compliance with COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Policies
Adam Brzezinski, Valentin Kecht, David Van Dijcke, Austin Wright
The proportion of people who stay at home after shelter-in-place policies go into effect is significantly lower in counties with a high concentration of science skeptics.