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Lovely comments on widening US-China trade gap on NPR

"I think whatever jobs are created by President Trump's war on global supply chains are going to be dwarfed by losses in the U.S. export sectors," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

July 15, 2019

Lovely speaks with Associated Press, NPR, NY Times about the US-China trade war

"It looks like there was a level of specificity that China wasn’t willing to accept and a level of ambiguity that the Trump administration wasn’t willing to accept," Mary Lovely, professor emerita of economics, told the New York Times.

May 15, 2019

Chance Briggs '97 MPA discusses Mozambique cyclone on NPR

Chance Briggs '97 M.P.A., country director for Save The Children in Mozambique, says "the Southern hemisphere has never seen anything like this in a natural disaster." He assesses that "right now, funding is the urgent need...If we don't get people quickly back on their feet now, they will have trouble reconstructing their houses, reconstructing their livelihoods."

April 12, 2019

Bybee discusses civility in current political times on NPR

Professor Keith Bybee, author of How Civility Works, was interviewed on NPR for the segment "Examining Civility In A Time Of Deepening Political Divisions." "The real question is not what is creating the sense of civility crisis today," says Bybee, "but instead, given our long history of rudeness, what makes us think we can get along at all?" 03/11/19
March 11, 2019

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Lovely discusses economy, trade war with Bloomberg, NPR, Washington Post

Mary Lovely, professor of economics, notes that some Chinese goods have no alternative sourcing, and even when workarounds from other countries are available, they are often not perfect substitutes and lead to higher pricing for U.S. companies.

January 10, 2019

Monnat weighs in on two NYS proposals to combat drug crisis on NPR

According to Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, politicians are looking for quick fixes because of their short terms in office and public health in the U.S. too often treats problems after they appear. "If we were to invest similar money into revitalizing social infrastructure and economic infrastructure and our educational system we would see long term benefits," she says. 

December 10, 2018

Lovely discusses trade war with Wash Post, Business Insider, NPR

"People who shop at Walmart or Target are going to be hit harder than people who buy their toaster ovens from Williams Sonoma or can afford to get products from a higher-income country," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

December 4, 2018

Thorson discusses how Trump responds to difficult questions on NPR

"My sense is that he's relying on some stock phrases that he pulls out again and again, especially when he's called on to make a statement about an issue that perhaps he hasn't done a lot of research on or doesn't have a lot of information on," says Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science. 

October 16, 2018

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