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| Eric Maskin
December 2021, Interview: "As scientists learn more about the transmissibility and virulence of the Omicron coronavirus variant, many business and political leaders are already bracing for the worst and have begun implementing or re-implementing public health restrictions and considering contingency scenarios. A major source of anxiety is uncertainty over how much of a threat Omicron could pose to the economy, despite its apparent general…
| Jason Furman | Willie Powell
December 3, 2021, Opinion: "The latest data sent mixed signals for what happened in US labor markets in November, with the normally more reliable payroll survey showing only 210,000 jobs added while the household survey showed a dramatic decline in the unemployment rate to 4.2 percent as labor force participation grew and employment rose by more than 1 million. The difference between these two may be in large part due to measurement error and…
| Lawrence H. Summers
December 2021, Opinion: "Safeguarding the World's Health and Well-Being.  Volume 58, Number 4. Lawrence Summers - Rethinking multilateralism for a Pandemic Era.  Gita Gopinath - Pandemic Economics "…
| Lawrence H. Summers
December 3, 2021, Video: "On this edition of Wall Street Week, Barbara Ann Bernard, Wincrest Capital Founder and Rebecca Paterson, Bridgewater Associates Director of Investment Research, wrap up the week in the markets. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers talks about Fed chair Powell's pivot to faster taper amid quickening inflation. And Deborah Lehr, Paulson Institute Executive Director & Edelman Global Advisory CEO, on the…
| Jeffrey Frankel
November 26, 2021, Opinion: "In contrast to the stagflationary 1970s, the US recovery since the pandemic-induced recession has been strong, whether judged by GDP or labor-market indicators. Today’s economic conditions therefore recall the late 1960s, another time of rapid growth and moderately rising inflation." HKS Author - Jeffrey Frankel
| Willy Shih
November 27, 2021, Audio: " NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with Harvard Business Professor Willy Shih about Dollar Tree increasing its prices by 25% and what that says about the state of the U.S. economy." Non-HKS Faculty Website - Willy Shih
| Victoria Ivashina
November 24, 2021, Paper: "The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic led to heightened uncertainty and a “dash-forcash” in March 2020. Investors moved out of risky assets and into safe assets. The mutual fund sector in particular was hit by unprecedented investor redemptions and faced fire sale pressure as a result. Typically, banks that engage in securities trading – dealer banks – absorb such bond sales, supporting market liquidity,…
| Niall Ferguson
November 26, 2021, Audio: "The first of our two-part conversation with Naill Ferguson is on applied history’s lessons of the 1920s and the 1970s…for the 2020s.  Niall is a historian and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and he previously taught at Harvard, NYU and Oxford. He’s the managing director of Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and geopolitical advisory firm. Niall is also the author of 17 books including “The…
| Lawrence H. Summers
November 26, 2021, Video: "On this edition of Wall Street Week, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers on the Fed entering a 'new era' on overheating following President Biden nominating Chair Jerome Powell to serve another four-year term and elevating Governor Lael Brainard to Vice Chair; Gillian Tett of the Financial Times explains the anthropology of the markets. And former Toys R Us CEO, Jerry Storch weighs in on retail sales…
| Kenneth Rogoff
November 25, 2021, Opinion: "To reappoint US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, President Joe Biden had to resist strong pressure from the left wing of his party for a shakeup. By choosing continuity, Biden accomplished several things at once."…