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
Research Brief

The Allocation of Talent and US Economic Growth

Imagine falling sick in a world where half or more of all the good doctors were intentionally kept out of the profession. How confident would you be in the care you received? Or imagine that you needed a lawyer to get you out of a tight legal jam, yet roughly half of the brightest legal minds were intentionally unavailable?
Topics:  Employment & Wages
Research Brief

The Great Lockdown and the Big Stimulus: Tracing the Pandemic Possibility Frontier for the US

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a global health and economic crisis of unprecedented severity. Six months into the pandemic, the death toll in the US is approaching 200,000 and, despite massive fiscal stimulus, the country faces its deepest economic contraction in modern history. Since person-to-person contact is essential for a substantial fraction of the US economy to function, and since such close contact allows the virus to spread easily, both fatalities and economic losses are unavoidable.
Topics:  COVID-19
Podcast episode Aug 27, 2020

Episode 20: Can COVID Change the Climate?

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Greenstone
COVID-19 has prompted a significant decline in carbon emissions, accompanied by extraordinary economic cost. Professor...
Topics:  COVID-19, Energy & Environment
Podcast episode Aug 20, 2020

Episode 19: Uncovering the Politics of Mask Usage

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Austin Wright
What does the 2016 election tell us about mask use in America? Quite a lot....
Topics:  COVID-19
Podcast episode Aug 13, 2020

Episode 18: The COVID Slide: Impact on Childhood

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Ariel Kalil, John List, Dana Suskind
You’ve likely heard of the summer slide in childhood learning. Will changes to education and...
Topics:  COVID-19, Early Childhood Education
Research Brief

Trade and Domestic Production Networks

When most people think about international trade, they likely imagine large companies trading goods back and forth among many countries, and they likely picture rows and rows of colorful intermodal containers stacked on huge transport ships.