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El-Sayed discusses the climate crisis and young leadership

Nov 12, 2021 Stateside
Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, recently sat down with Stateside to discuss the climate crisis. He reflected on the importance of young people in the movement. "When we talk about young people and we look at their...
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Detroiters living in 'substandard conditions,' DMACS study finds

Oct 27, 2021
Almost 40,000 Detroiters live in housing with ongoing and often hazardous maintenance issues, according to a new Detroit Metropolitan Area Community Study issue brief.  "Unsurprisingly, the rate of residents living in inadequate or poor-quality...
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Stevenson on pandemic effects and opportunities

Sep 29, 2021
This week, Betsey Stevenson spoke to NPR and PBS about the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, from supply chains around the world, to a changing workforce, and U.S. government debt. "COVID's affecting the entire world. There are entire...
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Stevenson discusses trade-off of ending unemployment benefits

Sep 14, 2021 Stateside
Millions have lost a source of income with the federal pandemic unemployment benefits ending. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, says that while some people will return to work, not all will.  "I do not think that......
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Workers playing musical chairs, says Stevenson

Aug 23, 2021 NPR
While employers are finding it difficult to find workers, economist Betsey Stevenson told NPR she is not concerned. “There is just more churn than normal,” says Stevenson. “It’s like a giant game of musical chairs, and it’s taking everyone longer...
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Hausman breaks down how the EU's carbon border tax will work on NPR

Aug 11, 2021 NPR Here & Now
The world watches as the European Union implements a carbon border tax, wondering if it will help cut down global carbon emissions. Catherine Hausman, associate professor of public policy, discusses the leakage problem, charging for pollution, and...
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El-Sayed analyzes new CDC mask guidance

Jul 28, 2021 NPR Here & Now
After the CDC rolled back its guidance that vaccinated people could unmask, many were left confused and unsure of what to believe. Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, explained the logistics behind the new guidance. "What...
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Wolfers: New stimulus is just the first half of the bridge

Jan 5, 2021 NPR
Wolfers: "This is a bill that's going to provide extra support for the unemployed, who really are among the most needy right now, all the way through till the middle of March, when we know the vaccine's not really going to be widely available until...
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Ending student loan relief poses a threat to new workers - Dynarski

Dec 7, 2020 NPR Studio 1A
Dynarski says on the NPR Studio 1A segment, Dollars And Sense: Unpausing Student Loan Payment, "We have a lot of people in debt and some people with a problem with that debt, so a small proportion means a lot of people in trouble. We are in the...
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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...
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Did the U.S. economy shrink by 32.9 percent?

Aug 4, 2020
The devastating GDP numbers announced at the end of July—a decline of 9-and-a-half percent—are the worst in American history, according to Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers. The way the numbers are reported, that at an annualized rate...
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"Planet Money Summer School " features Stevenson and Wolfers

Jul 7, 2020
Planet Money, the irreverent and informative NPR podcast, is convening a Summer School starting on July 8, “turning it's podcast feed into a classroom for the masses, for anyone who wants to see the world through the lens of an economist.” Ford...

Justin Wolfers interviewed on NPR about happiness in America

Feb 8, 2013
NPR's Morning Edition interviewed Justin Wolfers in a segment about happiness in America and whether the U.S. should add such a measurement to its list of national statistics like GDP and unemployment.How to ask people about happiness remains a...