COVID-19 UPDATE

Economics Department Contribution to the Debate on COVID-19
March 16, 12:00pm to June 30, 12:00pm

Lenore M. Palladino
April 21, 2020
Another Risk for Small Business: Lightly Regulated Fintech Loans
https://www.barrons.com/articles/small-businesses-risk-predatory-loans-to-survive-51587492858?refsec=commentary

Isabella Weber
April 21, 2020
International Trade in a post Covid-19 World
https://www.rebuildingmacroeconomics.ac.uk/event-details/international-trade-in-a-post-covid-19-world

Ihsaan Bassier, Josh Budlender, et al.
March 31, 2020
South Africa can – and should – top up child support grants to avoid a humanitarian crisis, The Conversation
https://theconversation.com/south-africa-can-and-should-top-up-child-support-grants-to-avoid-a-humanitarian-crisis-135222 

Deepankar Basu & Priyanka Srivastava
May 19, 2020
COVID-19 in South Asia: India Lags Behind Pak on Stimulus, Lanka on Overall Performance
https://thewire.in/political-economy/covid-19-in-south-asia-india-lags-behind-pak-on-stimulus-lanka-on-overall-performance

May 11, 2020
In South Asia, Lanka Leads and India Lags in Infrastructure, Medical Response to COVID-19
https://thewire.in/health/in-south-asia-lanka-leads-and-india-lags-in-infrastructure-medical-response-to-covid-19

May 9, 2020
COVID-19 Data in South Asia Shows India is Doing Worse than Its Neighbour
https://thewire.in/health/covid-19-data-in-south-asia-shows-india-is-doing-worse-than-its-neighbours

Deepankar Basu
May 3, 2020
Indian States Must Increase COVID-19 Testing. But by How Much?
https://science.thewire.in/health/states-coronavirus-testing/

April 5, 2020
Tracking COVID-19 in India: The BCG Hypothesis, The Wire
https://thewire.in/health/tracking-covid-19-in-india-the-bcg-hypothesis 

March 31, 2020
COVID-19 in India: Has Window of Opportunity Opened by Dip in Daily Growth Rates Closed?, The Wire
https://thewire.in/health/tracking-covid-19-in-india-use-dip-in-growth-rate-to-ramp-up-public-health-interventions

Nicolas Bohme Olivera
March 22, 2020
Una alternativa al plan económico del Gobierno para hacer frente al COVID-19 (An alternative to the government’s economic plan to confront COVID-19), CIPER (Chile)
https://ciperchile.cl/2020/03/22/una-alternativa-al-plan-economico-del-gobierno-para-hacer-frente-al-covid-19/ 

Samuel Bowles
April 10, 2020
The coming battle for the COVID-19 narrative, Vox CEPR Policy Portal (with Wendy Carlin)
https://voxeu.org/article/coming-battle-covid-19-narrative 

Casey Bucholz
April 11, 2020
The Coronavirus and Carceral Capitalism, Developing Economics
https://developingeconomics.org/2020/04/11/the-coronavirus-and-carceral-capitalism/ 

Doug Cliggott and Mariam Majd
April 3, 2020
Coronavirus and Financial Markets: A Conversation with Doug Cliggott, Stockton University Economic Society
https://youtu.be/0dIAlrejM38 

Arin Dube
March 23, 2020 
Step One in Fighting the COVID-19 Economic Crisis, Boston Review
http://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/arindrajit-dube-step-one-fighting-covid-19-economic-crisis 

March - 2020
Filling the Holes in Family and Business Budgets: Unemployment Benefits and Work Sharing in the Time of Pandemics, Economics for Inclusive Prosperity
https://econfip.org/policy-brief/filling-the-holes-in-family-and-business-budgets-unemployment-benefits-and-work-sharing-in-the-time-of-pandemics/

Jerry Epstein
March 25, 2020 
The Coronavirus Consensus: "Spend, Spend, Spend", Dollars & Sense
https://www.peri.umass.edu/component/k2/item/1265-the-coronavirus-consensus-spend-spend-spend

Nancy Folbre
April 9, 2020
https://blogs.umass.edu/folbre/

March 30, 2020
https://blogs.umass.edu/folbre/2020/03/30/care-work-network-distillations_1/

March 29, 2020
https://blogs.umass.edu/folbre/2020/03/29/coronavirus-and-the-fragility-of-the-u-s-economy/

Gerald Friedman 
April 27, 2020
Don't waste the public's money bailing out private health insurers
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/494839-dont-waste-the-publics-money-bailing-out-private-health-insurers

Jayati Ghosh
April 8, 2020
The Coming Global Recession: Building an internationalist response, Transnational Institute Webinar
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__K9JluRdSaq1KQ3v31SGyA

March 16, 2020
The COVID-19 Debt Deluge, Project Syndicate
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/coronavirus-debt-crisis-by-jayati-ghosh-2020-03 

John Komlos
April -  2020

The Trump Recession reveals the deep fissures in the U.S. economy
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j8qloladscwabbn/The%20Trump%20Recession.pdf?dl=0 

Lenore Palladino
April 21, 2020
Another Risk for Small Business: Lightly Regulated Fintech Loans, Barron’s
https://www.barrons.com/articles/small-businesses-risk-predatory-loans-to-survive-51587492858

April 15, 2020
Loans Won’t Cut It for Flailing Small Businesses, Barron’s
https://www.barrons.com/articles/loans-wont-cut-it-for-flailing-small-businesses-51586982045

March 30, 2020
End Shareholder Primacy Once and For All
http://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/lenore-palladino-end-shareholder-
primacy-once-and-all

March 23, 2020
4 Ways to Eradicate the Corporate Disease That is Worsening the Covid-19 Pandemic
https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/4-ways-to-eradicate-the-corporate-disease-that-is-worsening-the-covid-19-pandemic 

March 19, 2020
Business Resiliency Requires Banning Stock Buybacks, Roosevelt Institute
https://rooseveltinstitute.org/business-resiliency-requires-banning-stock-buybacks/

Bob Pollin 
April 10, 2020
Joint interview with Noam Chomsky, Truthout.org
https://truthout.org/articles/chomsky-and-pollin-to-heal-from-covid-19-we-must-imagine-a-different-world/

April 9, 2020
Wanted: Shovel-Ready Projects for a Green New Deal, The Nation
https://www.thenation.com/article/economy/shovel-green-new-deal/

April 9, 2020
The Deficit Is Exploding! And That’s a Good Thing, The Nation
https://www.thenation.com/article/economy/deficit-stimulus-fiscal-borrowing/

March 18, 2020
We Are Facing Economic Collapse on Top of a Pandemic. What We Do Now Matters, Truthout.org,  (with C.J. Polychroniou)
https://truthout.org/articles/we-are-facing-economic-collapse-on-top-of-a-pandemic-what-we-do-now-matters/

Richard Wolff
April 18, 2020
Learning From Coronavirus: We Can't Rely on Capitalism to Serve Our Most Basic Social Needs
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/04/18/learning-coronavirus-we-cant-rely-capitalism-serve-our-most-basic-social-needs