Ideas Made to Matter Economy

Top bank regulator: ‘The economy needs to reopen’

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U.S. acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks predicted a V-shaped recovery but said a second stimulus may still be needed.

Oct 29, 2020
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This former federal housing chief wants us to rethink risk

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Ed Golding advocated for fair housing at the Federal Housing Authority and Freddie Mac. His legacy: Decades of housing finance reform.

Oct 14, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Behavioral Economics

Voters’ knowledge of political news varies widely

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What voters read and retain varies by age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status — which in turn can influence politicians and policy.

Oct 13, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economics

How 75 cents a day helped Kenyans weather bad times

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A new study suggests that a universal basic income provided stability to impoverished Kenyans in bad times. Could UBI work elsewhere?

Oct 1, 2020
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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 Social Media

The promise and peril of The Hype Machine

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A new book looks at how social media is reshaping the world for good and bad — and how to protect society and democracy from its threats.

Sep 15, 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 Coronavirus

The cost of uncoordinated responses to COVID-19

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Social distance behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic are influenced by geography and social connectedness, a new study finds.

Aug 4, 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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