Research by Lala Ma recently published in Science explores the relationship between environmental quality and socioeconomic status.
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The Effect of Oil Supply Shocks on Economic Activity: What Have We Learned?
Ana María Herrera discusses how oil prices affect economic activity in a recent article published in the Journal of Applied Econometrics.
Is Fertility a Leading Indicator?
In a recent paper in The Economic Journal, Steven Lugauer asks, "Is fertility is a leader or follower of economic activity?"
Strong Social Distancing Measures Reduced the COVID-19 Growth Rate
In their paper published in Health Affairs, Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz examine how social distancing measures limited the spread of COVID-19.
Trouble in the Tails? What We Know About Earnings Nonresponse Thirty Years After Lillard, Smith, and Welch
In an article published in The Journal of Political Economy, Christopher R. Bollinger and James P. Ziliak study the patterns of earnings nonresponse across the distribution as well as its potential consequences for important labor-market issues such as earnings gaps by gender and race, and inequality.
After the Panic: Do Financial Crises Cause Demand or Supply Shocks? Evidence from International Trade
Are financial crises a negative shock to aggregate demand or a negative shock to aggregate supply? Felipe Benguria explores the topic in his article published in American Economic Review: Insights.