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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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Long-standing economics seminar series renamed to honor Professor Emeritus Ronald Jones

Long-standing economics seminar series renamed to honor Professor Emeritus Ronald Jones

September 30, 2020

The Ronald W. Jones Seminar in International Economics honors the Rochester economist’s six decades of work in the field of economics.

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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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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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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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