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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
Insights / Podcast episodeDec 31, 2020

The Pandemic Recession’s Gender Gap

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Yana Gallen, Heather Sarsons
Women suffered significantly in the early months of the current recession, raising important questions about...
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
Insights / Podcast episodeDec 17, 2020

A Vaccine for Billions

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Kremer, Canice Prendergast
The economic benefits of ending the COVID-19 pandemic even one day earlier are enormous. Michael...
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
Insights / Podcast episodeDec 03, 2020

Pre-existing Confusion: The US Health Insurance System

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Katherine Baicker, Matthew J. Notowidigdo, Stacy Lindau
The American health insurance system is complex, politically divisive, in need of reform, and facing...
Topics:  Health care, COVID-19
Insights / Research BriefNov 10, 2020

Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Family Dynamics in Economically Vulnerable Households • The Education Gradient in Maternal Enjoyment of Time in Childcare

A Google search of “parenting and mothers during covid” in mid-October 2020 returned nearly 300...
Topics:  COVID-19, Economic Mobility & Poverty, Early Childhood Education