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| Stefanie Stantcheva
October 30, 2020, Opinion: "The implicit social contract underpinning democratic governments everywhere aims to ensure both the well-being of citizens and respect for their civil liberties, which include freedom of expression, assembly, and worship, as well as procedural fairness. These liberties are so fundamental to the functioning of modern democracies that political philosophers sometimes consider them to be “…
| Edward Glaeser
October 29, 2020, Audio: "Does Zoom mean we all work from home? Will cities bounce back? Will San Francisco and New York fade and smaller cities grow? What problems are the policies causing and can cities reverse downward spirals? How to help unfortunate people who live in cities? Join us for a fast paced discussion with a leader in the field."
October 21, 2020, Video: "Vanderbilt University’s Data Science Institute, Department of Economics and Public Policy Studies program, in partnership with the nonpartisan public policy research center The Sycamore Institute, co-hosted a virtual discussion with celebrated economist and Harvard professor Raj Chetty on the economic impact of COVID-19 on Oct. 21." Non-HKS Author Website -…
| Lawrence H. Summers
October 22, 2020, Video: "Pathways for an Economic Reset (No Summary)" Watch Via the International Economic Forum of the Americas  
| Lawrence H. Summers
October 23, 2020, Opinion: "Corporations are increasingly recognizing the importance of being responsive not just to their shareholders but also to the interests of stakeholders, such as customers, employees and their communities. The corporate leaders of the Business Roundtable issued an announcement to that effect last year. Supreme Court jurisprudence over the past two…
| Michelle Williams
October 2020, Paper: "According to a new report by the WHO (2020b), the International Council of Nurses, and Nursing Now, almost 6 million more nurses are needed to meet global demand; almost 90% of that shortage affects low and middle-income countries. A diverse …" Read via Proquest Non-HKS Author Website -…
| Megan Greene
October 22, 2020, Video: "n this installment of #DebtTalks, we will discuss the current situation in credit markets and look at default risks and potential losses in loan and bond markets in the U.S. and internationally. We will also ask whether an overhang of debt on corporate balance sheets will slow down the recovery from the COVID recession and be a drag on investment going forward. Over all, we will try to understand if the COVID recession…
October 21, 2020, Video: "Michael Kremer is best known for his academic work researching global poverty, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2019 along with Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee. Less known is that he is also the founder of five non-profits and in the process of creating a sixth. And Kremer doesn’t see anything unusual about embodying the dual archetypes of economist and founder. “I think there's a lot of relationship…
October 2020. GrowthPolicy’s Devjani Roy interviewed Marcella Alsan, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, on COVID-19 and policy making, racial diversity and the health professions, and the importance of safety-net programs. |…
| Chris Herbert
October 19, 2020, Video: "Chris Herbert, Ph.D., Managing Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University, Alanna McCargo, Vice President, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute and Germaine Smith-Baugh, Ed.D., President and CEO, Urban League of Broward County speak with Bloomberg U.S. Housing Reporter Prashant Gopal at the Bloomberg Equality virtual briefing Covid-19 Exposed: The Quest for Equity about homeowner and renter…