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Thorson quoted in CT Mirror article on Connecticut's tax myth

“Misconceptions about a particular policy, these are pretty common,” says Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, about falsehoods about policies for an article for the CT Mirror.

November 22, 2019

Burman weighs in on plan for funding Medicare for all in Washington Examiner

Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, identifies that the major problem entailed by Senator Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for all" proposal is that it would not be just a marginal tax on the 50th employee, but instead would apply to all previously hired employees.

November 19, 2019

Lovely discusses the trade war, tariffs with Marketplace, PolitiFact

"When the price of these inputs go up, U.S. businesses find it harder to compete against non-U.S. competitors, even in the U.S. market," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

November 19, 2019

Mitra discusses India's decision to opt out of RCEP in Economic Times

"I sincerely hope...India will soon decide to join RCEP at a future date, when it is also able to obtain better terms," says Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

November 15, 2019

See related: Economic Policy, India

Lovely discusses US-China tariff rollback in Associated Press, South China Morning Post

"We can be cautiously optimistic here,” Professor of Economics Mary Lovely says about potential tariff rollbacks. "The signals that are coming out are moving in the right direction for a deal."

November 8, 2019

Lovely speaks with Business Insider, NPR, Washington Post about the US-China trade war

"The key issue is how long the trade disruptions between U.S. and China last," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. "The longer they go on, the more the old networks atrophy and new networks get solidified."

November 1, 2019

Mitra discusses the state of India's economy in Economic Times

"The economy’s temporary problems can easily become more permanent unless both long-term and short-term measures are taken simultaneously," says Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

October 31, 2019

See related: Economic Policy, India

Lovely discusses impact of Hong Kong protests on trade with Fox News

Mary Lovely, professor of economics, says that the protests in Hong Kong haven't affected the U.S.-China trade talks as these are longstanding negotiations. "I think it does change the atmosphere for American businesses and the American public, as well as Chinese businesses and the Chinese public," she says.

October 25, 2019

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