August 12, 2021, Opinion: "Fuelled by fiscal and monetary stimulus, the US economy has bounced back. Output in the second quarter of 2021 exceeded its pre-pandemic level for the first time since Covid-19 struck. The labour market, however, has been slower to recover. There are a number of plausible explanations, but one isn’t getting enough attention: brain health. Boosting the nation’s mental state might bring workers back faster, while at the same time helping people retool for the new economy and unlocking higher productivity growth."
HKS MRCBG Senior Fellow - Megan Greene