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
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
Podcast episode Aug 6, 2020

Episode 17: Navigating Uncertainty

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Lars Peter Hansen, Constantine Yannelis
How can leaders make sound policy decisions with incomplete information? Lars Peter Hansen and Constantine...
Topics:  COVID-19