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Benanav Talks to CNBC About AI and the Future of Work

“I think about academics having to write grants all the time,” says Aaron Benanav, assistant professor of sociology, as an example. Those can be formulaic and would take far less time with the help of a machine. In programming, it’s helping engineers “write up basic outlines of code or sometimes like whole sections of code,” he says. 

September 18, 2023

Golden Discusses the Use of Heat Pumps as an Energy Efficient Upgrade for Homeowners in CNBC Article

Rather than generating heat, these devices transfer heat from the cool outdoors into the warm indoors and vice versa during warm weather. Heat pumps rely on electricity instead of natural gas or propane, both of which have a higher carbon emission than renewable electricity such as wind or solar, says Jay S. Golden, Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance. 

December 22, 2022

Reeher Interviewed for CNBC Piece on Why More Americans Are Buying AR-15 Guns

Professor Grant Reeher appeared on the CNBC segment "Why even more Americans are arming up with AR-15 guns."

September 1, 2022

O'Keefe discusses Richard Branson's space flight with CNBC, The Hill

University Professor Sean O’Keefe, former NASA administrator, joined CNBC's Worldwide Exchange to discuss the space flight, and what it means for the billionaire and for the world. O'Keefe also wrote a piece, "Richard Branson's space flight changes the way we look at space," that was published in The Hill. 
July 12, 2021

See related: Europe, Space Exploration

Lovely comments on auto trade under Biden presidency in CNBC article

"On automotive trade, I don’t think you’re going to see Biden making much of a move," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. "There’s no way, especially with the labor support Biden has, he’s going to change that."

November 3, 2020

Burman weighs in on Trump's payroll tax cut proposal in CNBC article

"The main problem with the proposal is that it would go to the people who least need help," says Professor Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

May 5, 2020

Burman discusses additional coronavirus stimulus checks with CNBC

Successfully getting more money out to Americans could be tricky, if the experience from the recent stimulus checks is any indication, says Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

April 29, 2020

Baker discusses the Defense Production Act in NY Times and on CNBC

James E. Baker, director of the Institute for Security Policy and Law talked to the New York Times regarding the federal governments, authority over the security of our medical supply chain, amid urging by State and local authorities.

April 6, 2020

Lovely discusses US, China with CNBC, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Financial Times

“The Chinese meanwhile are incredibly pragmatic, and they’ll certainly consider the possibility that the impeachment inquiry is having an effect. They’ll see the president as weakened. That will matter," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely.

October 8, 2019

Dickey speaks with CNBC about government shutdown, legal challenges

Todd Dickey, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, was interviewed by CNBC regarding the legal challenges facing the government shutdown. "There are some real clashes between the Antideficiency Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act when it comes to a shutdown situation," Dickey told CNBC, "and we're currently seeing several class action lawsuits in the federal courts trying to work out that clash." 01/22/19
January 22, 2019

See related: Government, United States

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