Insights / Podcast episodeJul 11, 2023

Social Distancing in 2023: The Economic Costs of Lingering COVID Fears

Many, if not most, citizens of working age have gone back to their jobs in the three-plus years since the start of the pandemic – but not everybody has. Part of the reason is a lingering fear about workplace safety. Steven Davis, the William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics at Chicago Booth and Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, has new research showing the effect of these fears on the overall economy.


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