Media Taps CCAS Faculty on COVID-19

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April 10, 2020

From weathering a recession to managing behavioral issues, Columbian College economists, psychologists, political scientists and policy analysts are being tapped by media outlets for their expertise on how COVID-19 is impacting our daily lives. Here are the highlights: 

The U.S. Shut Down Its Economy. Here’s What Needs to Happen in Order to Restart.
Quotes Assistant Professor of Economics Steven Hamilton. The New York Times

A Recession is a Public Health Necessity. Here’s How to Make it Short and Sharp.
Quotes Assistant Professor of Economics Steven Hamilton. The Bulwark

The Four Rules of Pandemic Economics
Quotes Assistant Professor of Economics Steven Hamilton. The Atlantic

The Memo: Scale of economic crisis sends shudders through nation
Quotes Assistant Professor of Economics Steven Hamilton. The Hill

Luxury Hotel Company Is Biggest Beneficiary of Small-Business Funds
Quotes Assistant Professor of Economics Steven HamiltonThe New York Times

Open letter from 222 Australian economists: don’t sacrifice health for ‘the economy’
Co-authored by Assistant Professor of Economics Steven Hamilton. The Conversation

Trump’s threat to adjourn Congress and make recess appointments, explained
Quotes Professor of Political Science Sarah Binder. Vox

Virus Poses a Test: Can Fractured Washington Still 'Go Big'?
Quotes Professor of Political Science Sarah Binder. Associated Press

Learning From COVID-19
Quotes Director of Regulatory Studies Center Susan Dudley. Forbes

The federal government should solicit input from the public to help combat the coronavirus
Authored by Regulatory Studies Center Senior Policy Analyst Daniel R. PérezThe Hill 

Here’s how the coronavirus could sink Trump’s environmental deregulation push
Quotes Regulatory Studies Center Senior Policy Analyst Daniel R. PérezMarketWatch

Covid-19 Revives Debate over Economic Benefits of Deregulation
Quotes Regulatory Studies Center Senior Policy Analyst Daniel R. Pérez. Bloomberg Law

Will the Coronavirus End Globalization as We Know It?
Quotes Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Henry Farrell. Foreign Affairs

Will Governments Restrict Foreign Access to Pandemic Supplies?
Quotes Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Henry Farrell. Harvard Business Review

The Money Machine That Can Save Cities
Quotes Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration and Director of the Center for Washington Area Studies Leah BrooksThe New York Times

The Health Emergency That’s Coming to West Louisville
Co-authored by Professor of Sociology and Public Policy & Public Administration Gregory D. Squires. CityLab

The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell
Video on coronavirus rates among African Americans features University Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of American Studies Vanessa Northington Gamble. MSNBC

Coronavirus Has Exposed The World To Health Disparities In Black America: So What Now?
Quotes University Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of American Studies Vanessa Northington Gamble. Forbes

The ethics of running for office in a pandemic
Written by Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs Peter Loge. The Hill

‘I’ll do what I want’: Why the people ignoring social distancing orders just won’t listen
Quotes Associate Professor of Clinical/Community Psychology Cynthia Rohrbeck. Vox

The Deadly Consequences Of Trump’s Attacks On The Media In A Pandemic
Quotes Professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs Frank Sesno. HuffPost

We are already in a deep recession — can we make it a short one?
Authored by Professor of Economics and International Affairs Jay ShambaughThe Hill

Living Paycheck To Paycheck During The Coronavirus Crisis
Quotes Professor of Economics and International Affairs Jay Shambaugh. On Point (WBUR-FM)

To Improve Healthcare, Cut Costs
Quotes Professor of Economics and International Affairs Jay Shambaugh. Think (KERA-FM)

Top Economists See Echoes of Depression in U.S. Sudden Stop
Quotes Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs Tara Sinclair. Bloomberg

How the 2008 and 2020 recessions will be different, and why that matters
Quotes Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs Tara Sinclair. PolitiFact

The Economic Data is About to Get Weird
Quotes Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs Tara Sinclair. The New York Times

7 ways to help recession-proof your finances
Quotes Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs Tara Sinclair. Sacramento Bee

Tracking ICU beds reveals potential holes in treatment
Authored by Research Professor Dante Chinni. NBC News

A coronavirus recession would hurt all kinds of Republican candidates — not just Trump
Co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Christopher Warshaw. The Washington Post

Stimulus Checks And Multi-Trillion Dollar Bailouts Are Making Money ‘A Big Joke’
Quotes Assistant Professor of History Trevor Jackson. Forbes

The Fed's coronavirus response could have unintended results
Quotes Assistant Professor of History Trevor Jackson. Axios

A Museum Devoted to Survivors Now Faces its Own Fight to Live
Quotes Professor of History Tyler Anbinder. The New York Times

The Daily 202: South Korea, a coronavirus success story, warns against easing social distancing guidelines too soon
Quotes Professor of History Gregg Brazinsky. The Washington Post