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Tag: Department of Economics

Ronald Jones remembered for landmark work in international economics

Ronald Jones remembered for landmark work in international economics

October 14, 2022

The professor emeritus helped establish the University’s PhD program in economics.

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Expect another year of supply chain issues

Expect another year of supply chain issues

June 27, 2022

Rochester economist George Alessandria explains what is causing the shortages—and why government intervention would be counterproductive.

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Study links fracking, drinking water pollution, and infant health

Study links fracking, drinking water pollution, and infant health

April 12, 2022

“Our findings indicate that drilling near an infant’s public water source yields poorer birth outcomes and more fracking-related contaminants in public drinking water,” says Rochester’s Elaine Hill.

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Monetary policy vs. fiscal policy: Which is more effective at stimulating the economy?

Monetary policy vs. fiscal policy: Which is more effective at stimulating the economy?

January 5, 2022

Rochester economist Narayana Kocherlakota explains the difference between the two—and why fiscal policy in the form of stimulus checks for all adults comes out ahead.

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3 surprising ways COVID-19 has rocked the US labor market

3 surprising ways COVID-19 has rocked the US labor market

September 8, 2021

For Rochester economist Lisa Kahn, whose research focuses primarily on labor economics, the past year and a half has been nothing short of astonishing. She explains why.

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Why the pandemic economy’s higher inflation rate is ‘a short-term blip’

Why the pandemic economy’s higher inflation rate is ‘a short-term blip’

July 16, 2021

Rochester economist Narayana Kocherlakota says a return to 1970s levels of inflation is unlikely—but offers a cautionary note.

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How the coronavirus recession will end

How the coronavirus recession will end

January 21, 2021

In a study documenting the evolution of the labor market from mid-March through November 2020, Rochester economics professor Lisa Kahn says controlling COVID is essential to restoring the economy.

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COVID-19 is forcing state and local governments to prioritize financial obligations

COVID-19 is forcing state and local governments to prioritize financial obligations

December 18, 2020

Those worst off will likely have to borrow money and then decide which obligations to pay right away and which to delay, says a Rochester economist.

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Debt relief programs have big return on investment during COVID-19 pandemic

Debt relief programs have big return on investment during COVID-19 pandemic

October 23, 2020

A Rochester economist says the conflict between health priorities and economic policies can create spiraling crises in emerging market nations.

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Rochester economist applauds Nobel Prize for collaborator Robert Wilson

Rochester economist applauds Nobel Prize for collaborator Robert Wilson

October 16, 2020

Professor of economics Srihari Govindan’s collaborations with this year’s Nobel laureate go back 25 years and typically focus on other areas of game theory.

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