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| Asim Khwaja | Douglas Elmendorf | Dani Rodrik | Alisha C. Holland
April 28, 2022, Video: "Thursday, April 28, 2022 2:00pm-2:15pm (ET), Welcome Remarks: Doug Elmendorf, Dean, HKS (Harvard Kennedy School); Asim I. Khwaja, Director, Center for International Development 2:20pm-3:40pm (ET), Panel Session 1 – The Politics…
| Jane Nelson
May 16, 2022, Opinion: "It can be difficult to see a way out of the current cost of living crisis. Prices continue to rise, and there are fears that if nothing changes, many families will face serious financial hardship.  The effects of this will be devastating. Poverty causes premature death, poor nutrition, disease and exhaustion. In the face of this bleak outlook, there is an urgent need for effective leadership to bring about change – but…
| Nathaniel Hendren
May 2022, Paper: "This paper outlines the case for using the Marginal Value of Public Funds (MVPF) in empirical welfare analysis. It compares the MVPF approach with more traditional welfare metrics such as the Cost-Benefit Ratio and the Net Social Benefits criterion. It outlines the advantages of the MVPF approach relative to these metrics. In building the case for the MVPF, this paper also addresses several misconceptions about the MVPF that…
| Chris Herbert
April 26, 2022, Audio: "In most parts of the country, it’s a sellers’ market in real estate, as people try to lock in a mortgage before interest rates continue to climb. Realtors also report that a lack of inventory is making the situation worse.  In the latest installment of the Marketplace Morning Report’s Economic Pulse, David Brancaccio went deeper into the inventory situation and the ongoing imbalance between what’s available and the…
| Justin de Benedictis-Kessner
April 25, 2022, Paper: "Policy with concentrated costs often faces intense localized opposition. Both private and governmental actors frequently use financial compensation to attempt to overcome this opposition. Using the policy of new housing production, we measure the effectiveness of financial compensation in winning policy support. We build a novel survey that shows respondents images of their self-reported neighborhood with hypothetical…
| Henry Lee
April 22, 2022, Video: "Income-based energy poverty metrics miss people's behavior patterns, particularly those who reduce their energy consumption to limit financial stress. Using a residential electricity consumption dataset, we determine the outdoor temperature at which households start using home cooling systems. Using this inflection temperature, we calculate the relative energy poverty within a region, which we define as the energy equity…
| Letian Zhang
April 13, 2022, Paper: "Employers often recruit workers by invoking corporate social responsibility, organizational purpose, or other claims to a prosocial mission. In an era of substantial labor market inequality, commentators typically dismiss these claims as hypocritical: prosocial employers often turn out to be no more generous with low-wage workers than are other employers. In this article, we argue that prosocial commitments in fact…
| Sandra Susan Smith
2022, Paper: "Nationwide, 36 states and over 150 cities and counties have adopted what is widely known as “Ban the Box” (BtB) (NELP 2020). These policies require employers to remove conviction and arrest history questions from job applications and delay background checks until after a conditional offer has been made.1 The policy is designed to encourage employers to consider a job candidate’s qualifications first – without the stigma of a…
March 24, 2022, Video: "This webinar was given by Ndidi Nwuneli co-founder of Sahel Consulting: Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd. and co-founder of AACE Foods on Thursday, March 24, 2022. It was part of M-RCBG's weekly Business & Government Seminar Series. This event was co-hosted by the Center for African Studies at Harvard University and the Center for International Development at Harvard University. Nwuneli is a Co-Founder of Sahel…
| Claudia Goldin
March 2022, Opinion: "Despite widespread reports of a “she-cession,” most women managed to keep their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests a paper to be discussed at the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity on March 24. That was a mixed blessing, however, because women—much more so than men—bore the brunt of caring for children and elderly parents."…