Economic forecasting will always be a challenging endeavor, but the fate of the global economy in 2021 may be particularly hard to divine. How will the coronavirus vaccine encourage pandemic recovery? Will a new administration in the White House change the dynamics of international trade? What will be the immediate impacts of Brexit on the UK and EU? Research and discussion from academic experts is helping illuminate the muddy waters ahead.
Dec 17, 2020
Chicago Booth’s Marianne Bertrand, Steven J. Davis, and Matthew J. Notowidigdo discuss the impact of COVID-19, and policies created to counter it, on the US workforce.
Jeff Cockrell |
Nov 19, 2020
A panel of economists considers policy changes for the European Central Bank.
Nov 11, 2020
Despite eye-catching jobless numbers, there’s reason to hope for improvement in the labor market.
Brian Wallheimer |
Oct 19, 2020
So far, US firms have absorbed much of the cost. More pain for consumers may be coming.
Research suggests uncertainty takes a measurable toll on asset prices.
Áine Doris |
Oct 06, 2020
Three-quarters of US workers received more from unemployment insurance under CARES than they did from wages alone when they were working.
Sep 25, 2020
Research finds a big-money acquisition depresses further investment in a competitive space.
Five forward-looking measures of uncertainty have seen large jumps amidst the pandemic.
Research suggests that consumers’ fear of the coronavirus had a far greater effect on economic activity than lockdown measures did.
May 08, 2020
Chicago Booth’s Randall S. Kroszner suggests a way to help the unemployed transition to new jobs.
Apr 16, 2020
Chicago Booth’s Raghuram G. Rajan discusses the economic implications of COVID-19.
Feb 05, 2019
“The community is critical to maintaining the balance between the state and markets.”