| Khalil Muhammad
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School - Khalil Gibran Muhammad
July 31, 2020, Video, "In this episode of Talks at GS, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses his work studying the history of systemic racism in America and what the response to George Floyd’s death means for the future of police reform"
July 31, 2020, Video, "This talk will first discuss how the COVID pandemic is affecting the American economy at the ZIP code level, drawing on new real time data to trace the impacts of the crisis on consumer spending, business, and employment prospects. It will then discuss the impacts of major policies enacted to date to mitigate economic losses - ranging from state-ordered shutdowns to the stimulus program -- and consider what approaches will…
| Kenneth Rogoff
July 30, 2020, Video, "The coronavirus pandemic leveled the U.S. economy in the second quarter of the year, leading to the worst collapse since the Great Depression. Gross domestic product fell by more than 9 percent between April and June. While some parts of the economy have improved since, weekly jobless claims are rising again. Harvard University economist Ken Rogoff joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the outlook."…
| Jeffrey Frankel
July 31, 2020, Opinion, "As COVID-19 continues its global march, the whole world is paying the price for some countries' negligent and incompetent political leadership and the virtual breakdown of the rules-based multilateral order. But emerging and developing economies are likely to suffer the most."
| Kenneth Rogoff
July 30, 2020, Video, "Stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities. This is Bloomberg Surveillance. Live every morning from New York to London. Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua deliver insight on the markets with leaders in global finance and economics. Howard Ward, Gabelli Funds CIO of Growth Equities, says the uncertainty about next years earnings will be about tax policy and the 2020 election, not just Covid-19. Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard Professor…
| Ricardo Hausmann
Horrible Trade-offs in a Pandemic: Lockdowns, Transfers, Fiscal Space, and Compliance - Ricardo Hausmann
July 2020, Paper, "In this paper, we develop a heterogeneous agent general equilibrium framework to analyze optimal joint policies of a lockdown and transfer payments in times of a pandemic. In our model, the effectiveness of a lockdown in mitigating the pandemic depends on endogenous compliance. A more stringent lockdown deepens the recession which implies that poorer parts of society find it harder to subsist. This reduces their compliance…
| Juliette Kayyem
July 29, 2020, Audio, "Google announced this week that its employees will be able to work from home until at least July 2021, and many other companies could follow suit, homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem told Boston Public Radio on Wednesday. "You want to go back to the office? Think again," she said. "These companies realize they can maintain an appropriate level of engagement, and the expense and the exposure are not worth it.""
| Ashish Jha
July 29, 2020, Video, "As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country, David Rubenstein interviewed Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute on Wednesday, July 29, 2020." Non-HKS Author Website - Ashish Jha
| Lawrence H. Summers
July 28, 2020, Video, "Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and a Bloomberg Contributor, discusses the need for further U.S. stimulus and his concerns about the Federal Reserve’s intervention in specific markets. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Balance of Power""
July 28, 2020, Video, "Nathan Nunn’s work history includes automotive stores, a freight company, a paint factory, a ski hill, photography, book publishing, private tutoring, and more. Having grown up in a lower-income Canadian family, he recognizes the importance of having multiple pathways to climb the socioeconomic ladder. Now, as a development economist at Harvard, his research investigates how things like history, culture and contract…