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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

5 predictions for the global economy

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

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 Decision Making

A 4-step process for recovering from business disruption

Firms disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic must position themselves for recovery. The military’s OODA process can help.

Jun 23, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Climate Change

4 COVID-19 lessons for climate change

Success and failure from the coronavirus pandemic offer insights on how to fight global warming. Step 1: Begin now.

Jun 22, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Leadership

3 ways to keep your team together in critical times

After months of remote work, cracks may start to show. The authors of “No Hard Feelings” explain how to support your workforce during the pandemic.

Jun 11, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Public Policy

How an age-based reopening could save lives

MIT economists recommend older Americans stay home during COVID-19 pandemic while younger adults return to work sooner.

Jun 9, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

How a simple calculator and job portal are fighting COVID-19

A group of MIT Sloan faculty and students are using analytics to help senior homes stock up on protective gear and fill health care support roles.

Jun 8, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

3 policy proposals to bolster the post-lockdown economy

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?

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 Coronavirus

Summer forecast for COVID-19: Some relief, but not enough

Research finds temperatures above 77 degrees Fahrenheit impede transmission of COVID-19, but not enough to quell the epidemic without other measures.

May 26, 2020
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