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How economists can help combat COVID-19

November 11, 2020
Boston University epidemiologist Eleanor Murray says the tools of economics can help her field better understand the impacts of the disease.

The not-so-hot melting pot

November 6, 2020
How fast did economic disparities between immigrants to America converge in the Age of Mass Migration?

Importing polarization

October 28, 2020
Professor Gordon Hanson discusses how competition from China has pushed some communities to the edges of the political spectrum.

Radio war

October 23, 2020
How much did foreign news broadcasts contribute to the Italian resistance in WWII?

Populism's rise

October 14, 2020
Political scientist Yotam Margalit discusses why economic anxiety alone doesn’t explain the appeal of populist politicians.

Bureaucratic water fights

October 9, 2020
Resolving tension between state and local authorities in Brazil boosted needed investments in water and sanitation services.

Quietly preventing a bank run

October 5, 2020
Should policymakers maintain anonymity for financial institutions who need a bailout during a crisis?

Taxing hidden wealth

September 30, 2020
Professor Daniel Reck discusses how the US found offshore tax havens and what more it can do.