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Peter Iglinski

Peter Iglinski is the press officer for science and public media. He covers biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and earth & environmental sciences.

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In time of masking mandates, how to evaluate exemptions?

In time of masking mandates, how to evaluate exemptions?

July 24, 2020

Balancing the safety of the general public while accommodating people with legitimate medical challenges is a “new frontier,” says a University health policy expert.

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What will it take to restore the economy after COVID-19?

What will it take to restore the economy after COVID-19?

June 19, 2020

Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics, says the prospects for economic recovery depend on how effectively we can combat COVID-19.

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Graduating students: Lean on University community

Graduating students: Lean on University community

June 9, 2020

University of Rochester students graduating in a recession need to cast a wide net and lean on the University community during the search process, says Greene Center executive director Joe Testani.

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Reopening the country will do little to restore the US economy

Reopening the country will do little to restore the US economy

May 14, 2020

Rochester economist Lisa Kahn says multiple factors—not just stay-at-home orders—combined to generate the recent collapse in the labor market.

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Social Security for wealthy retirees promotes greater bequests, more inequality

Social Security for wealthy retirees promotes greater bequests, more inequality

May 12, 2020

An analysis by Rochester economist Kegon Tan shows that increases and decreases in payments for the affluent affect what they leave behind, not what they spend.

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Narayana Kocherlakota to Fed: Stop banks from paying dividends

Narayana Kocherlakota to Fed: Stop banks from paying dividends

April 27, 2020

In advance of this week’s Fed meeting, Kocherlakota calls on the Fed to prohibit banks from paying dividends to shareholders. “Banks should be keeping as much capital as they can,” he says.

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Rochester economist: Without stronger leadership, ‘disaster’ lies ahead

Rochester economist: Without stronger leadership, ‘disaster’ lies ahead

April 11, 2020

Without a coordinated system of testing, tracing, and quarantining for COVID-19, economic activity cannot resume—and the downturn will be steeper and longer than any since before World War II, says Rochester economist Narayana Kocherlakota.

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Why do people hoard and socialize during a pandemic?

Why do people hoard and socialize during a pandemic?

April 2, 2020

“Proximity is usually associated with intimacy, and distance with strangeness,” explains Rochester anthropologist Robert Foster. “The public challenge at the moment is that we must learn to express our care and concern by maintaining distance, which is counter-intuitive.”

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Rochester economist: ‘Congress will have to do more’ to fight recession

Rochester economist: ‘Congress will have to do more’ to fight recession

March 31, 2020

The $2 trillion stimulus plan working its way through Congress likely won’t be adequate to save the US economy from recession in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, says University of Rochester economist Narayana Kocherlakota.

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Rochester economist expects the Fed to stay the course

Rochester economist expects the Fed to stay the course

January 27, 2020

At the committee’s first meeting of 2020, Rochester professor Narayana Kocherlakota expects the Federal Open Market Committee to hold the course on interest rates, as issues from trade wars to impeachment loom.

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