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COVID-19: Deadly Virus Engulfing Global Economy

Corona viruses are large family of viruses which cause illness in animals and humans.

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Sick Pay Benefits: A Labor Market and Public Health Issue

Providing sick pay to workers is often discussed in terms of fairness or social insurance against the risk of declining income, but it also has an important public health dimension.

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Epidemics, Economic Growth and Stock Market Performance

As the COVID-19 pandemic gathers momentum, history offers too few data points The Spanish Flu is the nearest comparison – similarities are matched by differences Clinical trials have started, but the rise in new cases is slowing in China already Global economic growth will suffer, but monetary and fiscal stimulus should support stocks

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How the Coronavirus is Threatening the Global Economy

Back in the mid-1980s, when I worked for a few years at the San Jose Mercury News as an editorial writer, my boss would sometimes remind us (channeling Murray Kempton): "An editorial writer is someone who comes down from the hills after the battle is over and shoots the wounded."

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Women in Economics: The Early-Stage Problem

The share of women has risen substantially in many academic areas, but less so in economics.

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Unemployment: Transition Patterns In and Out

The monthly US unemployment rate has been 4.0% or lower since March 2018.

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Left-Number Bias: What Firms Haven't Quite Figured Out

"Left- number bias" refers to when people focus on the left-hand number--and thus, why so many prices in stores take the form of $X and 99 cents, rather than rounding up that extra penny.