COVID-19 UPDATE

Economics Department Contribution to the Debate on COVID-19
March 16, 12:00pm to December 31, 12:00pm

September 2, 2020
Deepankar Basu
Not prepared for the worst
https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/not-prepared-for-the-worst-india-economy-slowdown-gdp-contraction-minus-23-9-per-cent-6580384/

July 2, 2020
Vamsicharan Vakulabharanam and Sripad Motiram
What Past Responses to Health Crises Teach us About Indian Cities
https://thewire.in/urban/pandemics-indian-cities-plague-urban-planning

June 13, 2020
Deepankar Basu & Priyanka Srivastava
We're Focusing on National Data on COVID-19 When We Should Be Looking at State-Level Trends
https://thewire.in/health/covid-19-india-national-data-state

June 2, 2020
Lenore Palladino
Hourly employees should be represented on Walmart's board of directors
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/perspectives/walmart-hourly-board/index.html

May 30, 2020
Isabella Weber
China Is Not the Enemy — Neoliberalism Is
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/05/china-coronavirus-covid-response-wuhan-hubei

May 29, 2020
Richard Wolff
Why the neoliberal agenda is a failure at fighting coronavirus
https://www.alternet.org/2020/05/why-the-neoliberal-agenda-is-a-failure-at-fighting-coronavirus/

May 28, 2020
Deepankar Basu & Priyanka Srivastava
India’s Covid trajectory should be measured against that of its neighbours
https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/india-coronavirus-curve-health-ministry-india-neighbouring-countries-covid-19-pandemic-asia-6430312/

May 22, 2020
Kishorekumar Suryaprakash
In Chennai, 71% Resident Informal Workers Lost Jobs in Past 2 Months
https://www.newsclick.in/Chennai-Informal-Workers-Jobloss-COVID-19-Lockdown-MIT-Survey

May 19, 2020
Deepankar Basu & Priyanka Srivastava
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
Deepankar Basu & Priyanka Srivastava
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
Deepankar Basu & Priyanka Srivastava
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

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

April 27, 2020
Gerald Friedman 
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

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

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

April 18, 2020
Richard Wolff
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

April 15, 2020
Lenore Palladino
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nancy Folbre
https://blogs.umass.edu/folbre/

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

April 6, 2020
John Komlos
The Trump Recession reveals the deep fissures in the U.S. economy
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j8qloladscwabbn/The%20Trump%20Recession.pdf?dl=0

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

Deepankar Basu
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

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

March 31, 2020
Ihsaan Bassier, Josh Budlender, et al.
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

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

Lenore Palladino
End Shareholder Primacy Once and For All
http://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/lenore-palladino-end-shareholder-primacy-once-and-all

March 29, 2020
Nancy Folbre
https://blogs.umass.edu/folbre/2020/03/30/care-work-network-distillations_1/

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

March 23, 2020
Arin Dube
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

Lenore Palladino
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 22, 2020
Nicolas Bohme Olivera
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/

March 20, 2020
Arin Dube
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/

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

March 18, 2020
Bob Pollin
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

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