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Insights / Podcast episodeApr 07, 2021

WFH… Forever?

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Steven J. Davis, Kate Lister
The pandemic forced many Americans into a mass social experiment: working from home (WFH). Now,...
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
Insights / Podcast episodeMar 25, 2021

Incentives and the Race to Vaccinat‪e‬

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Joshua Gottlieb, David Pitrak
With COVID-19 variants proliferating, administering vaccines as quickly as possible is a key policy priority....
Topics:  Health care, COVID-19
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Watch: Michael Kremer World Bank Keynote Lecture: Conference on Vaccinating South Asia

On March 4, Michael Kremer presented his recent research during the South Asia Economic Policy...
Topics:  COVID-19
Insights / Podcast episodeMar 12, 2021

Is the Future Cashless‪?‬

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Fernando Alvarez, Raghuram Rajan
When COVID lockdowns started a year ago, the use of cash plummeted. But the pandemic...
Topics:  COVID-19
Insights / Podcast episodeFeb 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...
Topics:  COVID-19
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Watch: Preparing for a Pandemic: Accelerating Vaccine Availability

  Read Unedited Transcript In a new working paper, Preparing for a Pandemic: Accelerating Vaccine...
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
Insights / Podcast episodeJan 28, 2021

Shots on Goal: How to Jumpstart the Economy

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Austan Goolsbee, Randall S. Kroszner
Which economic policies must be prioritized now to get the best returns in the future?...
Topics:  COVID-19