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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…
| 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…
| Frank Dobbin
July 2020, Paper, "Diversity training remains ubiquitous, despite decades of research suggesting that it may not work.  We develop a theory of training efficacy.  Training features and context can frame the motive for pursuing diversity as individual, organizational, or external/legal.  According to job autonomy and self-determination theories, individual and organizational framing - such as voluntary training or cultural curriculum - will…
| Jeffrey Polzer | Raffaella Sadun
July 20, 2020, Paper, "We explore the impact of COVID-19 on employee's digital communication patterns through an event study of lockdowns in 16 large metropolitan areas in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Using de-identified, aggregated meeting and email meta-data from 3,143,270 users, we find, compared to pre-pandemic levels, increases in the number of meetings per person (+12.9 percent) and the number of attendees per meeting (+13.5…
July 14, 2020, Video, "Explaining 10 percent of something is not usually cause for celebration. And yet when it comes to economic development, where so many factors are in play—institutions, culture, geography, to name a few—it’s impressive indeed. And that’s just what Melissa Dell has accomplished in her pathbreaking work. From the impact of the Mexican Revolution to the different development paths of northern and southern Vietnam, her work…
| Prithwiraj Choudhury
July 7, 2020, Video, "Ashoka University’s international conference brought CEOs, HR leaders and global thinkers together to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping organisations and redefining the future of work itself. The university is pioneering liberal arts education in the country, providing its 1400 students on campus a world-class interdisciplinary education through undergraduate and post-graduate programmes led by internationally…
| William Kerr
June 2020, Paper, "Despite these contributions, there are calls to cease immigration programs like H-1B visas and Optional Practical Training (OPT). Those changes would come at a heavy price for American innovation. Our best companies rely on H-1B workers for hard-to …" Non-HKS Harvard Author Website - William Kerr
| Lawrence H. Summers
June 28, 2020, Opinion, "Covid-19 has brought into sharp relief the contrast between the experiences of the higher-income Americans who receive deliveries and the lower-income Americans who fulfill them, between those who can work safely from home and those who must expose themselves to risk, often with inadequate protection, between those who have the power to safeguard their health and their living standards and those who do not. More broadly…
| Zoe B. Cullen | Edward Glaeser | Christopher Stanton
2020, Paper, "The threat of COVID-19 has increased the health risks of going to an office or factory, leading more workers to do their jobs remotely. In this paper, we provide results from firm surveys on both small and large businesses on the prevalence and productivity of remote work, and expectations about the persistence of remote work once the COVID-19 crisis ends. We present four main findings. First, while overall levels of remote work…