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Reeher discusses the economic stimulus plan with Sinclair Broadcast Group

The plan "demonstrates to the American public that the federal government is taking a very proactive and very strong approach toward trying to shore up the economy and the economic pain that’s coming from this," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.

March 27, 2020

McDowell discusses the economic policy response to coronavirus in World Politics Review

Daniel McDowell was published in World Politics Review. His piece, "What It Will Take to Save Economies From the Coronavirus Pandemic," focuses on the need for swift, large and sustainable economic programs.
March 25, 2020

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Lovely comments on future of US-China trade deal in Washington Post

"Ultimately the question is, does the president have the political incentive to push this before the election?" says Professor Mary Lovely. "And I think the answer to that is pretty clearly no." Lovely was interviewed for the Washington Post article "Businesses were already hurting under Trump’s trade war. Then came coronavirus."
March 17, 2020

Lovely quoted in Christian Science Monitor article on impact of COVID-19 on globalization

Professor Mary Lovely was interviewed for the Christian Science Monitor about the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on creating a more globalized world, while other professionals argue less globalization impact. 

March 13, 2020

Lovely speaks with Axios about US agriculture sector, tariffs

"Most observers believed that the agriculture sector was hurt and would need an extraordinary year to make up for that. I don’t think they’re going to see it," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

March 12, 2020

Radcliffe weighs in on coronavirus price gouging in USA Today

Dana Radcliffe, professor of public administration and international affairs, discusses the economic transition under the conditions of COVID-19. In light of price gouging of essential PPE materials, Radcliffe said "One party has all the power because the other person is in a vulnerable situation of sometimes desperate need."
March 4, 2020

Burman comments on the cost of Bernie Sanders's agenda in The Atlantic

"I think it is fair to say that the tax increase—assuming it is as big as Senator Sanders projects—is about as large as the [13-point] tax increases enacted to finance World War II," as measured as a share of GDP, says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

February 27, 2020

Lovely discusses US annual trade deficit with Bloomberg, Politico

"Everything the president has done has shown that the advice of more traditional economists has actually been very solid—so we don’t see the trade deficit closing as a result," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. 

February 6, 2020

Lovely weighs in on new USMCA in Associated Press, Xinhuanet

"The Trump administration's stated goal was to ensure that more of the vehicles will be produced in North America. But the outcome will be just the opposite," write Professor Mary Lovely and her co-authors.

January 31, 2020

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