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| Amartya Sen
August 2020, Video, "This conversation between Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Angus Deaton, moderated by Annual Review of Economics Editorial Committee Member Tim Besley, focuses on bringing ethical issues into economics, and the implications that this has for the practice and teaching of economics." Watch and Read Via the Annual Review of…
| Jason Furman
August 7, 2020, Opinion, "The official unemployment rate continued to fall in July from 11.1 in June to 10.2, a slowdown from the improvement in May and June. As in prior months of the pandemic, the official unemployment rate continues to understate the unemployment rate from a historically-comparable perspective because it counts an extra 1.4 million people who were "not at work for other reasons" as employed (the so-called "misclassification…
| Kenneth Rogoff
August 5, 2020, Opinion, "The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the long-term shift away from cash, and monetary authorities risk falling behind. A recent report from the G30 argues that if central banks want to shape the outcome, they need to start thinking fast."…
| Arthur Brooks
August 5, 2020, Video, "Conservative scholar #ArthurBrooks joins Larry King on PoliticKING to explain why he believes capitalism will find the solution to the #COVID19 pandemic." Watch Via Larry King on Youtube  
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…
| Mark Roe
July 31, 2020, Video, "The government announced and implemented a host of economic measures in response to the Covid-19 crisis, including partial suspension of its corporate insolvency regime. This panel discussed some global responses to the economic crisis in the context of business insolvency and evaluated if a separate relief enactment can help Indian businesses tide over it."…
| 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."…
| 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…
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…
| Jeffrey Frankel | Rema Hanna | Isabel Guerrero Pulgar
July 22, 2020, Video, "In this episode of Harvard Kennedy School's Dean's Discussions, HKS faculty members discuss the impact of COVID-19 on developing countries, and what public policy approaches may work best." Watch via HKS on Youtube