Molly Cook

Molly Cook is a junior studying Applied Math and Economics at Brown University. In addition to supporting Professor Sacerdote’s research on COVID-19 media coverage, she has held internships in energy consulting and evidence-based policymaking. At Brown, Molly has served as an editor for the Brown Political Review, a project manager for an undergraduate consulting group, and a teaching assistant in microeconomics. She is interested in applying economic insights to solve problems in both the public and private sectors. Molly is originally from Hanover, New Hampshire and enjoys hiking and cooking in her free time.

Why Is All Covid-19 News Bad News?

A new paper finds that media coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccine development, tends to be more negative in the US...

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OpenLux: Despite Reform Efforts, Luxembourg Remains an “Offshore Hub in the Heart of Europe”

Dozens of foreign citizens linked to corruption, embezzlement of public funds, organized crime, and tax crime have opened companies in Luxembourg, seemingly...

Why Are Google and Facebook Now Okay with Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code?

A week of commercial deals and government negotiations has resulted in a series of amendments to the legislation aimed at making Google...

Do Companies Invest In Corporate Social Responsibility At the Expense of Their Employees?

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Fahmi Quadir: “Short Sellers are Always an Easy Boogeyman”

In an interview with ProMarket, short-seller Fahmi Quadir, who has shorted companies like Wirecard and Valeant, discussed the public perception of short-sellers...

How the FTC Protected the Market Power of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) were established in the 1960s to control drug costs but have since morphed into one of the most...

Recovering from Kleptocracy: A 10-Step Program

In his book Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency, Larry Diamond highlights 10 steps to close existing loopholes...