What will be the impact of Covid-19 on the US and global economies? While it’s too early to make reliable predictions, it is clear that the crisis, which caused the bigger global recession on record and placed more than one-third of the world’s population on lockdown, will reshape every aspect of society. Catch up on ProMarket’s coverage of the coronavirus and its impact on politics and the world's economies.
A new paper finds that academics who are parents to young children, and especially mothers, have lost a significant amount of research time that has been displaced by childcare and housework during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A pandemic is by definition universal but while it is true that the Covid-19 outbreak has affected everyone, it has not done so equally. High-frequency data on furloughed workers in the United Kingdom show that the economic...
A new study measures factors associated with the adoption of social distancing across America and finds that widespread adoption of social distancing measures is correlated with higher incomes, political affiliation, and social capital.
Recent data from the Financial Trust Index (FTI) reveals that Americans are not as willing to be vaccinated as the government expects. Trusting doctors and being afraid of the disease are by far the largest determinants of...
A new paper finds that media coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccine development, tends to be more negative in the US than elsewhere. A striking 91 percent of major US media articles are predicted to be...
Covid-19 surges have led to spikes in
demand for short-term nurses across the United States. A new paper finds nurses
travel longer distances, and are more likely to leave their home state, when
compensation is higher.
Many economists object to framing the response to the Covid-19 pandemic as choosing between health and wealth. Health protection and wealth creation both rely on physical proximity and thus are inextricably linked. We cannot do one of...
In addition to the challenges involved in manufacturing and distributing the new Covid vaccine from Pfizer, the reluctance of many Americans to take a Covid-19 vaccine, if and when one is available, remains particularly daunting.
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