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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
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…
| 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…
| Sunil Gupta
July 21, 2020, Video, "Professor Sunil Gupta of Harvard Business School in conversation with Bejul Somaia, Partner Lightspeed Venture Partners lifts the chalk to write on a fresh slate for a new era of businesses post-COVID. A new handbook of strategy and rules being developed as we learn, transformative digital innovation and laying the foundation for businesses with resilience,as we explore all of this and more." Non-HKS Author Website -…
| Jason Furman
July 2020, Paper, "Unemployment insurance has played a critical role in the US economic response to the coronavirus pandemic. It has been greatly expanded, extended to new people, and become available for a longer period. As a result, as of late June 2020, about 36 million people were receiving or had applied for unemployment benefits. Unemployment insurance has been key to the fact that household disposable personal income has risen even as…