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Stevenson breaks down latest CPI report

Jan 12, 2023 Washington Post
Betsey Stevenson, Washington Post: "What we saw in the inflation data is that what [the Fed] is doing is working. And so far, it hasn’t slowed the economy so much that we’ve seen net losses in jobs. We’ve seen some corrections in the labor market....
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Stevenson breaks down inflation's causes on 'Face the Nation'

Oct 19, 2022
As inflation continues to rise, voters are getting more and more worried about the economy. To alleviate some of that concern, Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, provided her expertise on CBS News: Face the Nation. "It is...
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Wolfers to IMF: reasons for optimism amid uncertainty

Oct 19, 2022
Ford School professor Justin Wolfers, an expert economist, recently joined the International Monetary Fund as a panelist to discuss the current economy and how to boost resiliency.  "I just wanted to offer a moment of rhetorical reframing because...
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Stevenson analyzes September job report

Oct 10, 2022 DBusiness
Betsey Stevenson, DBusiness: "The job growth in September came largely from industries that drove pre-pandemic job growth, but have struggled in the wake of the...
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Wolfers says Fed is on track to a 'soft landing'

Oct 8, 2022 CNN News Source
As economic worries continue, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, provided his expert opinion on inflation and the economy. “The thing that’s hurting people of course is inflation," he said. “This has been a key goal of the...
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Stevenson predicts what a no-COVID economy would look like

Oct 7, 2022 NPR Marketplace
What would the economy look like if the COVID-19 pandemic didn't happen? Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, weighed in on the question. "We would have had 5 million more jobs, not 500,000 more jobs," Stevenson said. "A...
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Stevenson provides insight on rising inflation

Oct 3, 2022
As Americans continue to worry about inflation, Professor Betsey Stevenson appeared on NPR and in The New York Times this week. Gen Z is feeling the impacts of high inflation extra hard, NPR, October 1, 2022 "Inflation has been pretty darn...
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Stevenson puts corporate layoffs in perspective

Sep 25, 2022 NPR Marketplace
As sales lag, more corporations are laying off workers, and raising fears of a recession. Though the July Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed losses of 1.4 million jobs, the average is usually 2 million.  Ford School Professor Betsey...
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'Not a single indicator that a recession is coming' - Wolfers

Apr 13, 2022 Los Angeles Times
With inflation running high, yet unemployment low, President Biden's approval rating has sunk, signaling the economic anxiety of Americans. In light of this, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, discussed the economy and...
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Stevenson and Wolfers discuss latest jobs report

Apr 4, 2022
The labor market is still booming, according to the latest jobs report. Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson, both professors of public policy and economics, broke down what the jobs report means for Americans. "I do think it more likely that the...
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Stevenson analyzes conflicting views of the economy

Mar 17, 2022 The New York Times
Republican governors across the country have been criticizing President Biden for his economic policies while touting their own. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, weighed in on the trend. “Basically it’s insane to say,...
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Stevenson gives update on the labor market

Mar 6, 2022 Bloomberg
Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, recently appeared on Bloomberg's "Balance of Power" to discuss the latest jobs report.  "We saw a lot of jobs added and we saw employment grow. So, across the board, this is a really...
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Johnson's study helps analyze thriving economy

Feb 23, 2022
A recent Washington Post article used a paper co-authored by David Johnson, director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and Ford School professor by courtesy, to analyze American bank accounts.  "People were much slower to spend their...
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Wolfers weighs in on inflation

Feb 16, 2022
Americans are becoming increasingly worried about inflation. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, discussed the Federal Reserve's current approach to intervening in the economy to address the issue. "The mechanism by which...
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Stevenson proposes solutions for inflation

Feb 10, 2022 Yahoo! News
With Americans panicking about rising prices, Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, proposed how to slow inflation down.  "So we've got two ways to fix the problem: We can bring down demand ... or we can try to increase...
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Wolfers discusses state of the economy

Feb 8, 2022 WDET
Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, recently appeared on WDET to talk about the economy, inflation, and jobs.  "People are complaining about rising prices and inflation. That’s their concern right now. It’s not about jobs,"...
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Stevenson weighs in on January jobs report

Feb 6, 2022
The January jobs report revealed strong employment gains, with 467,000 jobs added in January. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, analyzed the report for numerous media outlets. The jobgains occurred in the midst of a...
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Not all Americans included in economic recovery - Wolfers

Feb 6, 2022 Los Angeles Times
The latest jobs report reflects a strong, recovering economy. But, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, explained that not all Americans are feeling the effects of recovery.  "A lot of people, particularly older people, have...
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Hausman discusses COVID-19 economy

Jan 24, 2022 CBS News
Two years after COVID-19 was discovered in the U.S., the country is still grappling with the virus and its effects. Joshua Hausman, associate professor of public policy and economics, discussed the impact of the virus on different...
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Stevenson provides insight on COVID-19 economy

Jan 21, 2022
The recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic hit employment in the service sector hardest, and the workforce is still feeling the effects,  Betsey Stevenson, professor of economics and public policy, told Mother Jones , "The pandemic created a...
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Wolfers discusses inflation panic and Fed response

Jan 17, 2022 CNN Business
As consumer prices rise, some Americans panic that inflation will continue unabated. With its new interet rate policy, some are wondering if the Federal Reserve made a  mistake. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, has faith in...
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Stevenson discusses job report calculations

Jan 10, 2022 CNBC
Recent government job reports have consistently undercounted the number of jobs created. Revisions are made regularly pushing those numbers up. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained how she estimates total jobs...
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Stevenson discusses Federal Reserve policy

Dec 15, 2021 Bloomberg
Following the Federal Reserve's announcement, Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, appeared on Bloomberg's "Sound On" podcast to discuss monetary policy changes. "The Fed did exactly what everyone expected them to do today,...
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Stevenson and Wolfers on 'The Great Reallocation'

Dec 8, 2021 The New York Times
Writing in The New York Times, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers shared their views on what the future of work looks like in 2022—an economic upheaval they call "The Great Reallocation"—which just may lead to a more humane labor market. They...
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Wolfers provides analysis on jobs, inflation

Dec 5, 2021
As the omicron variant spreads, the impact it will have on the fragile economic recovery remains uncertain. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, talked to numerous media outlets about economic recovery, the jobs report, and...
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Stevenson discusses labor market recovery

Nov 17, 2021
Betsy Stevenson offered insights on the labor market and the road to post-pandemic recovery.  Talking about cash assistance programs during the pandemic with Slate, Stevenson said, “We made people better off by giving them money, and I know...