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
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~10 min
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As the UK heads into a recession, here are some simple - and cheap - tips to reduce utility bills and make less of an impact on the planet.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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New data shows the Great Recession hurt older, poorer Blacks and Hispanics the most. The pandemic downturn is likely to be even worse for them.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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Many Americans had trouble paying their energy bills before COVID-19, and the current recession is making the problem worse.
July 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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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.
July 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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The US is gradually shifting to lower-carbon energy sources, but the COVID-19 pandemic, an oil price crash and a likely recession are big speed bumps.
March 31, 2020 • ~8 min
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While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.
March 20, 2020 • ~6 min
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Jobs that focus on cognitive and people skills are more resistant to economic recession than jobs that rely on physical skills—and bounce back more quickly.
Dec. 19, 2019 • ~3 min
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