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No More Handshakes

by Niall Fergusonvia The Times Literary Supplement
Friday, October 30, 2020

The history of a pandemic, and its possible futures.

Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Coping With The Costs Of Declining Enrollments

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses, with Karen Hawley Miles and David Griffith, Karen's chapter in Getting the Most Bang for the Education Buck and how school districts can cope with budgetary consequences of declining enrollments—a growing problem because of Covid-19. 

Manitoba COVID-19 Data

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

In this video interview, Dr. Joel Kettner, formerly the Manitoba government’s chief public health officer, presents some striking statistics and commentary.

Firm-Level Stock Price Reactions To Pandemic News

by Steven J. Davis, Stephen Hansen, Cristhian Seminario-Amezvia Vox EU
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

COVID-19 will likely restructure economic activity in a variety of ways, and lead to the growth of some firms and the decline of others. This column uses stock markets to examine these effects as share prices are tied to expectations about future earnings growth. On days with large pandemic-related market moves, there is enormous dispersion in firm-level returns. 

Tyler Cowen Doubles Down

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 26, 2020

I criticized (here and here) a recent article that Tyler Cowen wrote in Bloomberg about COVID-19 and lockdowns. Last week he doubled down by raising the issue of the elderly. The title fits his theme, is “Yes, Covid-19 Is More Serious for the Elderly. So What?”

Managing And Mismanaging The Covid Shock

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 23, 2020

An important lesson from both economic analysis and economic history is that when people are relatively unregulated and free to adjust, they can adjust quickly to various economic shocks, even large ones. But when governments heavily regulate people’s economic activities, these governments slow and often prevent adjustments. The good news is that in 2020, the federal government and many state and local governments have temporarily relaxed regulations to make adjustment easier. 

Managing (and Mismanaging) the “Covid Shock”

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Governments have eased regulations with one hand and tightened them with the other.

Open The Schools And The Playgrounds

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A group of researchers, spearheaded by Brown University Professor Emily Oster, have created and made available the most comprehensive databaseon schools and Covid case rates for students and staff since the pandemic started. Her data—covering almost 200,000 kids across 47 states from the last two weeks of September—showed a Covid-19 case rate of 0.13% among students and 0.24% among staff. 

Inequality And Its Discontents

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Former US President John F. Kennedy famously proclaimed that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” In a growing economy, the absolute well-being of those near the top and the bottom are positively correlated, so the most important policies to pursue are those that promote strong economic growth and full employment.

The Budget and Tax Effects of a Federal Public Option After COVID-19

by Lanhee J. Chen, Tom Church, Daniel Heilvia Analysis
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A public option that follows historical trends would become the third-largest federal spending program and increase deficits by almost $800 billion over ten years. These increases are particularly problematic given the significant increases in deficits fueled by the relief packages enacted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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by Kevin Warsh via Wall Street Journal

How To Treat The Financial Symptoms Of COVID-19
by John H. Cochrane via Wall Street Journal

The purpose of this portal is to aggregate articles and provide links to audio and video content generated by Hoover fellows pertaining to the coronavirus and Covid-19.

Specifically, the portal will host thoughtful and informed analysis and policy responses to mitigate the potential effects of the pandemic.  This portal will be a central location for those seeking specific policy options for addressing the public health emergency and resulting economic challenges posed by coronavirus and Covid-19.

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