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Flores-Lagunes quoted in Wall Street Journal article on US unemployment

"As these last few weeks have shown us, the pandemic is not over," says Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics. He says the recent surge in COVID-19 cases could lead to another round of business closures and job losses, potentially unwinding a portion of the labor market’s summer rebound.

November 5, 2020

See related: COVID-19, Labor, United States

Lovely discusses COVID-19 impact on US-China trade deal in Wall Street Journal

Meeting the terms of the ["Phase One" trade] deal could now rely on the state’s willingness to step in and make the purchases instead of the private sector, says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "There are going to be a lot of businesses in China that are not going to survive this," she says, referring to the lockdowns associated with the coronavirus.

May 5, 2020

Lovely speaks to Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post about US-China trade deal

The new system "is a gigantic finger in the eye of WTO," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "The decider will be the trade representative in consultation with the president."

January 17, 2020

Burman offers his view on Trump's tax cuts in Wall Street Journal

"We borrowed a lot of money to give tax cuts to big corporations and rich people in not the most effective way," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "The real concern is the growing debt and the possibility that interest rates won’t stay low forever—and I don’t think they will." 

January 7, 2020

See related: Federal, Taxation, United States

Lovely discusses the US-China trade deal with Associated Press, BBC, CNN, PBS, Wall Street Journal

Mary Lovely discusses to multiple outlets the workings of a trade-deal, ending a fierce trade war between the US and China, successfully avoiding another round of punishing tariffs.
December 16, 2019

Lovely discusses US-China trade war with ABC News, Marketplace, Wall Street Journal

"I think that if President Trump goes through and raises these tariffs and then China retaliates, there will be a lot more pain and no gain," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely.

May 13, 2019

Lovely weighs in on renewed US-China trade talks in Wall Street Journal

"More tariffs and failure to get a deal will ultimately seem to people like further failure of the government," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

January 30, 2019

Lovely discusses Made in America labeling in Wall Street Journal

According to Mary Lovely, professor of economics, the rules around Made in America labeling can be confusing, and companies can violate them without realizing it. "There are rules, and companies—even if they’re trying to abide by them—may find them complicated, so issuing a cease and desist, it might not be unreasonable."

November 20, 2018

Lovely discusses tariffs with the Economist, Wall Street Journal

"The first few rounds of tariffs hit supply chains really hard," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. Now, the Trump administration "has begun to hit things clearly not processed in the U.S.—consumer goods—and this is going to get people’s attention."

September 12, 2018

Lopoo, Raissian explore impact of declining US birthrate in Wall Street Journal

Len Lopoo, professor of public administration and international affairs, and Kerri Raissian '08 M.P.A./'13 Ph.D. (PA), argue that the steady decline of the birthrate in the U.S. could be a "harbinger of difficulties on the horizon," impacting Social Security and Medicare, and affecting the number of young people to enter the military and to innovate in business.

July 26, 2018

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