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May 29, 2020, Video, "On Friday, May 29 at 12:30 PM ET, Gita Gopinath joined the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance to discuss the IMF’s perspective on COVID-19. Gopinath is the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University. The event began with a brief discussion by Markus Brunnermeier, Director of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. Both…
| Lawrence H. Summers
May 29, 2020, Video, "The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted business and the economy worldwide. The Washington Post Live brought together former British prime minister Gordon Brown and former U.S. treasury secretary Lawrence H. Summers to discuss the impact of this pandemic on the global economy." Watch on Youtube
May 28, 2020, Audio, "Disease has thrived among dense populations since cities began. But COVID-19 is the worst example since 1918, and New York City is America’s primary victim, with empty streets and skyscrapers. Can New York and other cities survive this pandemic?" Listen on KCRW Non-HKS Author Website -…
| Julie Battilana | Archon Fung | Sharon Block | Isabelle Ferreras | Benjamin Sachs
May 27, 2020, Video, "COVID-19 is amplifying a fundamental democratic mismatch: the vulnerable, often low-income and of-color, workers who are among the most affected by this pandemic have little influence over decisions — in companies and governments — about how this pandemic is managed." Watch on Youtube   Non-HKS Author Websites -…
| Meghan O'Sullivan
May 22, 2020, Video, "Dr. Meghan O’Sullivan discusses how the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on oil markets and global energy. O’Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. This talk is part of the larger “Putting the World Back Together Summit,” a first for the World Affairs Councils of America, gathered…
| Michael Mina | James H. Stock | Emmanuel Farhi
May 2020, Paper, "We use a five-age epidemiological model, combined with 66-sector economic accounting, to address a variety of questions concerning the economic reopening. We calibrate/estimate the model using contact survey data and data on weekly historical individual actions and non-pharmaceutical interventions in the weeks ending March 8 – May 16, 2020. Going forward, we model a decision-maker (governor) as following reopening guidelines…
| Carmen Reinhart
May 21, 2020, Video, "Carmen Reinhart, a professor of international finance at the Harvard Kennedy School and incoming World Bank chief economist, says the era of globalization is probably dead. She comments during an interview with Bloomberg's Alix Steel on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." Watch on Youtube  
May 20, 2020, Audio, "Within the economics profession, the John Bates Clark Medal is a huge deal. It's awarded each year by the American Economic Asociation to the best economist under 40 who is working in the U.S....." Listen or Read on NPR   Non-HKS Author Website - Melissa Dell
| Dani Rodrik
May 19, 2020, Video, "Dani Rodrik is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics, and political economy. His current research focuses on employment and economic growth, in both developing and advanced economies. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social…
| James H. Stock
May 2020, Paper, "The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown of much of the United States to attempt to contain the SARSCoV-2 virus produced a sudden and unprecedented economic contraction. The questions the nation face today are how and when to reopen the economy and get people back to work, while also achieving public health goals.  This note briefly reviews the main considerations in answering these questions, drawing from the economic…