When playing favorites can hurt growth

Study finds China’s industrial-park policy is better for productivity when political connections are not a factor.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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No country ‘immune’ to COVID-19 economic shock, but Asian nations will bounce back faster

Study uses forty years of quarterly data to forecast a lengthy global recession resulting from coronavirus, with the manufacturing bases of China and East Asia

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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How stores are adapting to 2020 holiday shopping

Here's what to expect from Black Friday through the rest of the 2020 holiday shopping season, according to marketing professor Ayalla Ruvio.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~8 min

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J-PAL North America announces partners through inaugural Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator

Incubator aims to identify the most effective strategies at reducing homelessness and promoting housing stability.

J-PAL North America • mit
Nov. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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Mask mandates boost spending while saving lives

A new study considers mask mandates and their effect on the economy. In short, people spend more when they feel safe.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Podcast series from J-PAL North America shares stories behind the impact of summer jobs in the US

Featuring advocates, program coordinators, researchers, and program participants, podcast series paints a holistic picture of summer youth employment programs and how research helps strengthen them.

J-PAL North America • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~3 min

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In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.

Roberto Silva, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~9 min

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Globalised economy making water, energy and land insecurity worse: study

The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalisation may be

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 26, 2020 ~5 min

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How the youth climate movement is influencing the green recovery from COVID-19

Activists can broaden the purview of green recovery plans and highlight issues of climate justice.

Jens Marquardt, Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Social Science, Stockholm University • conversation
Oct. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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