Michael Klein
FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY, TUFTS UNIVERSITY. Professor of International Economic Affairs. Research interests include world capital markets, exchange rate management, and foreign direct investment.

Unauthorized Immigration and Immigration Enforcement in the U.S.

August 10, 2020

As Tara Watson (Williams College) and Kalee Thompson highlight in their forthcoming book Unauthorized: The Human and Economic Costs of Immigration Enforcement in America, "the American narrative celebrates the idea of immigrants arriving to build a better life in a land of abundance. Yet, Americans have always struggled

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State and Local Finances During the COVID-19 Crisis

August 3, 2020

This podcast was recorded on July 16th, 2020.

State and local finances have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 1.5 million city and state employees losing their jobs since February, and numerous cities slashing spending on police, firemen, parks, sanitation services and other expenditures as revenues

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The Politics of Pandemics

July 24, 2020

Beyond the obvious effects on health and the economy, COVID-19 has also had an effect on politics; and, in turn, politics has affected the spread of the disease and its economic consequences. In this episode of EconoFact Chats, Michael Klein and Jeffry Frieden at Harvard discuss the links between politics and economics

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U.S. Fiscal Policy and the Current State of the Economy

July 16, 2020

The government’s budget deficit is forecast to be nearly 18% this year, and government debt is expected to grow to more than 100% of GDP, its highest level since the end of World War II. Should the government cut spending to address the ballooning debt? Or, in the face of the highest unemployment rates since the

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Policing in Minority Communities

June 29, 2020

This podcast was recorded on 11th June, 2020.

Policing in minority communities has been a focus of the protests that followed the tragic death of George Floyd. Jennifer Doleac of Texas A&M University speaks with EconoFact's Executive Editor Michael Klein about the need to test a range of policy initiatives,

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Recovering from the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

June 11, 2020

We are now in the acute economic phase of a crisis that is unprecedented in modern times — a health crisis from the coronavirus pandemic that has sparked a follow-on economic crisis. In this inaugural episode of EconoFact Chats, Dan Sichel at Wellesley College speaks with EconoFact's Executive Editor Michael Klein
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