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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It's time for states that grew rich from oil, gas and coal to figure out what's next

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.

Morgan Bazilian, Professor of Public Policy and Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines • conversation
Sept. 23, 2020 ~10 min

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Five cost-effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint at home

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.

Stephen McCarthy, Lecturer and researcher in the Department of Business Information Systems, University College Cork • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Economic hardship from COVID-19 will hit minority seniors the most

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.

Jane Tavares, Research Fellow, LeadingAge LTSS Center, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Energy is a basic need, and many Americans are struggling to afford it in the COVID-19 recession

Many Americans had trouble paying their energy bills before COVID-19, and the current recession is making the problem worse.

David Konisky, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~8 min

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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

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COVID-19 will slow the global shift to renewable energy, but can't stop it

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.

Peter Fox-Penner, Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, and Professor of Practice, Questrom School of Business, Boston University • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~8 min

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We are entering a recession – but what did we learn from the last one?

While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.

Megan Neely, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

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Jobs that need people skills are the most recession-proof

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.

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~3 min

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Talk of a U.S. recession may be ‘premature’

The Dow Jones Industrial Average took a wild ride last month but one economist thinks that talk of a possible US recession is premature.

Peter Iglinski-Rochester • futurity
Sept. 4, 2019 ~1 min

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