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Wolfers and Stevenson comment on jobs and inflation

May 6, 2022
Inflation has been as high as 8.5% in recent months, and despite other positive economic factors, CNN reports that President Joe Biden may be “close to the point of no return with Americans on the economy.” Ford School economics professor Justin...
In the Media

Pilkauskas notes advantages of multigenerational households

Mar 27, 2022 Marketplace
New research from the Pew Research Center shows that the amount of U.S. residents living in multigenerational households has quadrupled in the last 50 years and that these families are more financially secure. Natasha Pilkauskas, associate professor...
In the Media

Oil price uncertainty a factor for the Fed - Stevenson

Mar 21, 2022 NPR Marketplace
The Federal Reserve walks a thin line while trying to stop inflation without stopping growth. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, discussed what they need to consider when deciding which policy levers to pull. “Are we...
In the Media

Stevenson discusses popularity of paid family leave

Mar 3, 2022 Marketplace
Across the country, paid family leave policies are gaining more and more support. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, discussed why. “In a tight labor market, you see employers become quite creative in trying to think...
In the Media

Wolfers discusses accuracy of economic predictions

Feb 23, 2022 Marketplace
As technology improves, economists are handed more and more data to make predictions with. But, does it make those predictions better? “The evidence seems to be if we are, only a little bit," Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and...
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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...
In the Media

Stevenson breaks down the state of the economy

Jan 7, 2022 Marketplace
Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, sat down with Marketplace to discuss the state of the economy.  “People have a harder time putting rising prices in the context of the broader economy,” she said. “(But) when a company...
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Stevenson on Build Back Better, inflation, and unemployment

Nov 28, 2021
Betsey Stevenson countered arguments against President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation as the bill passed the House and moved into the Senate. “There is just absolute historic investment in childcare that is really going to benefit so many...
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Stevenson reflects on the repercussions of COVID-19

Nov 4, 2021
Betsy Stevenson observed key economic indicators and the continuing effects of COVID-19 this week.  At Wednesday’s CNBC Workforce Executive Council Summit, she said, “People seem to be fed up and leaving work...There are a lot of different things...
In the Media

Stange's research provides insights into declining school enrollment

Sep 23, 2021 Marketplace
Across the country last year, kindergarten enrollment dropped. Kevin Stange spoke to Marketplace about his latest research that provides clues in where children might have gone instead. “Something like 2% of that group [first graders] stayed home...
In the Media

Haverkamp defends corporate climate pledges

Sep 22, 2021 Marketplace
As more and more corporations commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, some are skeptical that these pledges are simply performative. But, Jennifer Haverkamp, professor of practice, says otherwise.  "It’s a very important signal....
In the Media

Stevenson insists not to be afraid of inflation

Jul 29, 2021 Marketplace
With inflation running higher than it ever has in a decade, some Americans are worried about the effects it could have on the economy. But Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, says not to worry. "People think that inflation...
In the Media

Pandemic has changed employer perceptions, says Stevenson

Jul 8, 2021 Marketplace
Since the pandemic forced many workers to take an employment break, Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, says that employers may have more understanding when it comes to gaps in resumes and the benefits of workplace...
In the Media

What future global role for the dollar?

Aug 10, 2020 NPR Marketplace
An NPR Marketplace story states, "The U.S. dollar has been on a pretty steady decline ever since the pandemic began and the American economy plunged into recession. As every major currency is rising against the greenback, some financial...

Justin Wolfers speaks with Marketplace on gift-giving

Dec 12, 2012
American Public Media's Marketplace spoke with Justin Wolfers for the program's holiday edition of the Freakonomics podcast. In a playful segment about gift-giving, Marketplace asked Wolfers and other economists for advice on choosing that...

Marketplace quotes Justin Wolfers on "too big to fail"

Oct 22, 2012
American Public Media's Marketplace spoke with Justin Wolfers in a segment about whether some insurance companies might be "too big to fail."The Marketplace story, which reported that federal regulators are investigating the "systematic...