UNLV political science professor John Tuman is available to speak about the findings of his new study examining the impactRead more
With schools around the world looking into various cost-cutting measures in the midst of the COVID-10 pandemic, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York reveals that citizens prefer teachers and administrative staff to be at the frontline of school spending cuts during times of economic crisis.Read more
Researchers who have parsed minimum-wage increases over the past half-decade find a mixed bag of immediate results in states that push wages higher, but the pandemic-roiled economy changes all that, they say.Read more
• The worst thing for the economy would be not acting at all to prevent disease spread, followed by too short a lockdown, according to research based on US data.
• Researchers argue for at least an eight-month “structured lockdown”, skewed toward keeping “core sector” workers as productive as possible.
The April 12 multinational coalition announcement to slash oil production amid the coronavirus crisis wasn’t enough, says energy economist Charles Olson at the University of Maryland, who describes the implications and dilemma for policymakers and industry leaders.Read more