Uncurbed COVID would cost more lives than economic shutdown

New research provides a lives-for-lives comparison of economic shutdown versus business as usual during the pandemic.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 death economics money united-states featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Is the COVID-19 pandemic cure really worse than the disease? Here's what our research found

Putting a dollar value on human lives to compare the costs and benefits of stay-at-home orders can have unintended consequences. These researchers found a different way.

Olga Yakusheva, Associate Professor in Nursing and Public Health, University of Michigan • conversation
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health public-health covid-19 coronavirus death economics pandemic social-distancing recession cost-benefit-analysis job-loss value-of-life

Expert: Economic recovery depends on fighting COVID-19

An economist has a simple message about economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic: "The better we do on public health, the better the economy will do."

Peter Iglinski-Rochester • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 economics jobs featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Foreclosure is most harmful to ‘marginal homeowners’

Home foreclosures have painful ramifications that go beyond immediate financial damage, research finds, particularly for a mortage holders on the margin.

Stanford • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economics money housing society-and-culture

Survey gauges Australian optimism amid pandemic

A recent survey finds Australians feeling optimistic about their own finances, but less so about the country's overall.

Sam Burt-Melbourne • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 economics optimism australia society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Helping consumers in a crisis

“Quantitative easing” program let households spend more during the last recession. Could it work again?

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: finance business covid-19 economics pandemic policy research sloan-school-of-management

Why is the stock market doing well during COVID-19?

Why did the stock market rise when COVID-19 cases were spreading in the US? The gains may not be as illogical as they seemed, new research finds.

Yale • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: business covid-19 economics money prediction society-and-culture

Book: Racial inequality is baked into the legal system

Race and class inequalities are embedded in the American legal system, a new book argues. The author says major changes are vital to fixing things.

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: economics bias united-states racism featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

State-level R&D tax credits spur growth of new businesses

Study also finds tax breaks for general business investment have slightly negative effect on innovation.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 12, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: startups economics policy research government innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie sloan-school-of-management business-and-management

42% of jobs lost during COVID-19 may not come back

New data show just how bad the job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shutdown may be for workers.

U. Chicago • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: business covid-19 economics jobs united-states featured society-and-culture

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