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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

Analysts expect COVID-19 will affect top companies until 2022

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

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

May 18, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

5 bold ideas for an economic restart

Rent relief, corporate climate activism, labor rights, and income inequality are all on the docket post-COVID-19 lockdown.

May 7, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Government

In hard hit areas, fewer PPP loans for small businesses

New research finds 15% of businesses in areas most affected by shutdowns got loans. Elsewhere, it was 30%.

May 6, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Manufacturing

Private equity fortifies business in the heartland

Private equity looks and acts differently in the flyover states. Here’s how one investor is helping Midwest manufacturers survive COVID-19.

Apr 30, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Strategy

COVID-19 insights from MIT Sloan Management Review

How to make better decisions, plan for long-term supply chain and economic disruptions, and reduce remote-work stress during the coronavirus outbreak.

Apr 27, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

How to restart the economy with a ‘safe’ workforce

When the time comes, restarting the economy needs to be as quick and safe as possible. Safe workers, “immunity certificates,” and digital tracking could help.

Apr 14, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Leadership

Confronting coronavirus: Insight from MIT Sloan

Managing in a pandemic requires knowledge and foresight. These articles examine what’s next for the economy, remote work, and an innovative vaccine.

Apr 10, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

When companies report earnings, going first helps

Research shows firms that report early in the earnings queue earn more media coverage, heightened attention from investors, and a bump in trading volume.

Apr 7, 2020
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A graph with data from the 1918 1918 flu pandemic showing that the pandemic depressed the economy, but public health interventions did not.
Ideas Made to Matter Economy

Social distancing now helps the local economy later

Public health interventions do not depress the economy, says a new study based on data from the 1918 flu outbreak.

Apr 6, 2020
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