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Featured Articles

 

 

6/4/20: Professor Jay Shambaugh Discusses the Economic Impacts of COVID-19
features Jay Shambaugh and James E. Foster (IIEP)

5/28/20: Professor Maggie Chen Discusses the Economic Impacts of COVID-19
features Maggie Chen and James E. Foster (IIEP)

5/11/20: Professor Steven Hamilton Discusses the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 features Steven Hamilton and James E. Foster (IIEP)

4/29/20: Elliott Experts Weigh In: The Impact of COVID 19 on Global Financial Markets features James E. Foster (Elliott School of International Affairs)

Week 20 (2 Articles)
Week 8 (11 Articles)
Week 4 (13 Articles)

3/28/20 in The Brookings Institution Podcast: Brookings experts on the $2 trillion coronavirus response package features Jay Shambaugh

3/27/20 in NBC: Trump’s trade war exacerbated shortage of medical equipment mentions Micheal Moore

3/25/20 in The New York Times: After Being Courted by Trump, African Americans, Latinos Face Economic Blow From Coronavirus mentions Jay Shambaugh

3/25/20 in Business World: Needed: Bold Economic Life Support To Ride Out The Pandemic by Ajay Chhibber 

3/25/20 in Neosho News: Trump wants to ease COVID-19 restrictions, is it all up to him? mentions Jay Shambaugh

3/25/20 in USA Today: The $2 trillion stimulus is the biggest in history. How does it compare to 9/11, financial crisis bills? mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/25/20 in The Brookings Institution Podcast: What’s in the Senate’s $2 trillion economic package? features Jay Shambaugh 

3/24/20 in USA Today: Trump wants to scale back coronavirus restrictions by Easter to help economy. Is it all up to him? mentions Jay Shambaugh

3/24/20 in World Politics Review: Trump’s trade policies are making the coronavirus pandemic even worse by Kimberly Ann Elliot 

3/24/20 in Marketplace: What to watch for in Thursday’s weekly unemployment claims numbers mentions Tara Sinclair

3/23/20 in The Hill: Coronavirus response must include bold fiscal policy by Jay Shambaugh

3/23/20 in The Hamilton Project: COVID-19 and the U.S. Economy: FAQ on the Economic Impact & Policy Response by Jay Shambaugh

3/22/20 in Bloomberg: Top Economists See Echoes of Depression in U.S. Sudden Stop mentions Tara Sinclair 

Week 2 (20 Articles)

3/14/20 in USA Today: Economists applaud coronavirus relief package passed by House but say more is needed mentions Jay Shambaugh

3/12/20 in The Neoliberal Project: Neoliberal Project’s Quarantine Stream Day 1 w/ Prof. Steven Hamilton features Steven Hamilton

3/12/20 in The Union Journal: Trump Twiddles His Thumbs With Economy In A Tailspin mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/12/20 in WaPo: Many experts fault Trump’s latest solutions for coping with coronavirus mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/12/20 in WBUR-FM: Living Paycheck to Paycheck During the Coronavirus mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/12/20 in ctpost: Experts question e∞cacy of Trump’s latest prescriptions to address outbreak mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/12/20 in Reuters: U.S. coronavirus stimulus package stuck in Congress over paid sick leave mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/12/20 in Herald News: Paid sick days? Payroll tax cut? Pros and cons of economic ideas to calm coronavirus fears mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/12/20 in Insider: Health experts: Consider canceling your haircuts, facials, and pedicures as the coronavirus spreads mentions Tara Sinclair 

3/11/20 in DTN: Washington Insider — Wednesday Fighting the Coronavirus Shocks mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/10/20 in Marketplace: What Trump’s payroll tax cut proposes to do for workers, businesses mentions Tara Sinclair 

3/10/20 in WaPo: The Finance 202: Trump will pitch ways to head off a coronavirus recession. They might not work mentions Jay Shambaugh

3/10/20 in Vox: The high-stakes fight over a coronavirus economic stimulus package, explained mentions Jay Shambaugh

3/10/20 in New York Times: Economic Prescription for Coronavirus: ‘You’ve Got to Go Fast’ mentions Jay Shambaugh

3/10/20 in The Brookings Institution: What can U.S. fiscal and monetary policy do to limit the economic harm from COVID-19? mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/10/20 in CBS: As coronavirus recession threatens, economists recommend cash for people mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/10/20 in Marketplace: CDC set to testify on Capitol Hill on its budget, as it responds to COVID-19 mentions Jay Shambaugh

3/9/20 in CoStar: Even a Strong Jobs Report Doesn’t Seem to Matter Much Now mentions Tara Sinclair

3/9/20 in The New York Times: Why the outlook for the economy just got worse mentions Jay Shambaugh

3/9/20 in The New York Times: Will the Coronavirus Cause.a Recession? Keep an Eye on Barbershops mentions Tara Sinclair 

Week 1 (15 Articles)

3/6/20 in Stamford Advocate: US hiring was likely solid in February before virus spread mentions Tara Sinclair 

3/6/20 in The Philadelphia Inquirer: U.S. added robust 273,000 jobs in February before virus escalated mentions Tara Sinclair 

3/6/20 in Dayton Daily News: To gauge economic damage from virus, watch for US jobs data mentions Tara Sinclair 

3/6/20 in LA Times: February U.S. job market robust with coronavirus impact uncertain mentions Tara Sinclair 

3/6/20 in az central: Trump considering economic stimulus to offset coronavirus impacts, White House adviser says mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/6/20 in CNN: The Fed did its part to soothe coronavirus fears. Now the president and Congress must act mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/6/20 in Union Journal: Want To Fend Off A Coronavirus Recession? Send People Money mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/5/20 in The Wall Street Journal: Focus May Shift to Government Spending to Blunt Coronavirus Impact mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/5/20 in Fortune: Coronavirus fears spur more volatility as 10-year Treasury yield hits an all-time low mentions Tara Sinclair

3/5/20 in Market Watch: Five things fiscal policy could do to fight a COVID-19 outbreak by Jay Shambaugh 

3/5/20 in Market Screener: Shielding Economy From Coronavirus Impact Could Require More Spending mentions Jay Shambaugh 

3/3/20 in The Hamilton Project: What Should a Fiscal Response to a COVID-19 Outbreak Look Like? by Jay Shambaugh 

3/3/20 in The New York Times: Stocks Tumble After the FED Cuts Rates mentions Tara Sinclair 

3/3/20 in The New York Times: Could the Coronavirus Cause a Recession (and How?) mentions Tara Sinclair

3/2/20 in New York Times: Why a Coronavirus Recession Would Be So Hard to Contain mentions Tara Sinclair 

 

Susan A. Aaronson, Research Professor of International Affairs
Expertise: economic growth and human rights; digital trade and internet governance; global trade; free trade agreements, World Trade Organization (WTO); data trade; work to make trade policy more trusted, transparent and accountable

Sarah Baird, Associate Professor of Global Health and Economics
Expertise: development economics; program design, and evaluation; health of infants and youth; HIV/AIDS

Jennifer Brinkerhoff

Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
Expertise: interorganizational/cross-sector relations, international development management, diasporas and development, nongovernmental organizations, governance/state-society relations

Maggie Chen, Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Expertise: international trade, foreign direct investment, and regionalism

Ajay Chhibber, IIEP Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Expertise: fiscal federalism, public sector borrowing requirement, public sector undertakings

Kimberly Ann Elliott, IIEP Visiting Scholar; Fellow at the Center for Global Development
Expertise: trade policy and globalization, economic sanctions, and food security

James E. Foster, Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) Director; Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Expertise: development economics, inequality and poverty, economic theory and policy

Steven Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Economics
Expertise: tax economics, tax policy 

Cheng Huang, Associate Professor of Public Health
Expertise: global health, nutrition, program evaluation

Trevor Jackson, Assistant Professor of History
Expertise: economic history of early modern Europe, as well as the history of inequality, financial crisis, and central banks

Remi Jedwab, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Expertise: development economics, urban economics and political economy themes, urbanization and structural transformation, the economic effects of transportation infrastructure, and agricultural and economic development in Africa

Stephen Kaplan, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Expertise: political economy of global markets and development, politics of macroeconomic policymaking, Latin American politics, China’s foreign economic policy

Danny Leipziger, Professor of International Business
Expertise: development economics, international economic policy, macro and economic growth

Michael Mann, Assistant Professor of Geography
Expertise: economic geography, computing in social science, arts and humanities, remote sensing

Michael O. Moore, MIEP Director, Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Expertise: U.S. trade policy, economics of antidumping, foreign direct investment

Jay C. Shambaugh, Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Expertise: macroeconomics, international economics, competition policy, energy and environment policy, housing, finance, technology

Tara Sinclair, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Expertise: macroeconomics, forecasting, time series econometrics

Bryan Stuart, Assistant Professor of Economics
Expertise: labor, public, and urban economics, and economic history

Sunil Sharma, IIEP Distinguished Visiting Scholar; Former Assistant Director for the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund
Expertise: financial market development, macroeconomics, foreign financial policy

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