May 13, 2021
UI benefits during COVID increased at times to levels well in excess of workers’ earnings and at other times dropped drastically without regard to labor market conditions.
COVID-19 began spreading at the end of 2019. Our posts cover the ensuing drop in employment; differential impacts on workers by income, race, ethnicity, gender, education, and parental status; unemployment insurance and other social supports to assist those impacted; the mounting red ink on federal and state budgets; and ramifications in areas ranging from developing countries, to education, the environment, and beyond.
May 6, 2021
Frequent, unexpected disruptions in the care and schooling of children have significantly contributed to the daily burden for families during the pandemic.
April 19, 2021
Tom Frieden (former Director, CDC) and Michael Klein discuss factors that make COVID-19 particularly deadly, and the importance of good governance in slowing its spread, as well as other issues.
January 12, 2021
Michael Kremer (U Chicago. 2019 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics) joins Michael Klein to discuss the economics of vaccine development and deployment.