Ideas Made to Matter Labor

How the gig economy can reduce unemployment and debt

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In areas where Uber operates, car owners saw fewer unemployment claims and credit delinquencies from 2012 to 2016.

Sep 29, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

How investors can play the Fed in market downturns

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New research shows aggressive Fed intervention in the financial markets can wind up increasing asset price volatility.

Sep 16, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Public Policy

How unemployment benefits spur new business creation

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Data from France shows that unemployment benefits can encourage entrepreneurs to open up new businesses and boost the economy.

Aug 27, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

5 ways to stabilize the COVID-19 economy

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Financial experts recommend a second stimulus package, a vaccine timeline, guards against inflation, and other government responses to the crisis.

Jul 27, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

5 predictions for the global economy

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3 economists on unemployment, consumer spending, and a timeline for recovery.

Jun 30, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

Telecommuting exposes fault lines in COVID-19 economy

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New research shows those who can’t work from home bear the brunt of the pandemic’s economic fallout — particularly women with children.

Jun 25, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

3 policy proposals to bolster the post-lockdown economy

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Financial experts call for more aid to small businesses, more liquidity for banks, penalty-free access to retirement accounts — and a safe return to work.

Jun 3, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Digital Economy

What happens to industry and employment after COVID-19?

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Which companies survive and thrive depends on an ability to adapt, reorganize, and implement digital technologies.

Jun 1, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

Analysts expect COVID-19 will affect top companies until 2022

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A new study shows analysts are expecting negative earnings growth this year. After 2022, they expect the situation to stabilize.

May 21, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

What should reopen first? Data shows the way

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Banks before gyms, colleges before cafes. A new study offers insight into how to slowly reopen businesses.

May 18, 2020
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