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Today, Booth held its first-ever virtual Economic Outlook. This was an important opportunity for our faculty to provide clarity on what we can expect in the year ahead as we grapple with the impacts of the pandemic. Stay tuned for key takeaways. The next virtual Economic Outlook will focus specifically on the Asia Pacific region. Find details below.

COVID-19 Research and Insights from Chicago Booth Review

States could save lives by sharing ventilators with each other
New research from Booth's Dan Adelman proposes a state exchange plan for ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why mental well-being should be part of the COVID-19 policy response
A sense of social isolation can have a serious impact on a person's physical health, Booth's Nicholas Epley says—and that has economic consequences as well.

Video: Have real-time data helped us address the crisis?
According to Booth's Constantine Yannelis, the extraordinary availability of high-frequency data sets the COVID-19 pandemic apart from previous crises.

Video: How could COVID-19 reshape the US economy?
Many of COVID-19's economic effects will, hopefully, be temporary. But there are some changes we can expect to endure, says Booth's Chad Syverson.

How to lead organizations through the COVID-19 crisis
Booth's Greg Bunch and a US Army major discuss how strategic thinking can help leaders navigate existential threats.

Video: How soon will life go back to normal after the crisis?
Booth's Ayelet Fishbach says some things may permanently change as a result of COVID-19, but our human craving for interpersonal contact won't.

To stay up-to-date with CBR's content, follow its COVID-19 page and social channels.

Select Thought Leadership in the Media

Raghuram Rajan warns against centralization of power in India amid COVID-19 pandemic
April 30 | Quartz
Raghuram G. Rajan says local governments are better placed to understand the needs of people amid the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown.

Podcast: The Fed's toolbox with Kroszner
April 29 | Bloomberg Surveillance
Randall S. Kroszner discusses how the Fed may unwind its balance sheet.

NY clinic offers free virtual group therapy to healthcare workers for COVID-related PTSD
April 28 | ABC News
Mindful Urgent Care, a startup founded by alumnus Tamir Aldad, '18, is offering group therapy for healthcare workers affected by COVID-19 to help protect their mental health.

Video: This is what waking from an economic 'coma' might look like
April 27 | CNN Business
Leading economists, including Booth's Raghuram G. Rajan, weigh in on how to restart the world's largest economy and what setbacks to expect.

Podcast: The economy is dead, Schork says
April 27 | Bloomberg Surveillance
Booth economist Austan D. Goolsbee says historically, societies affected by plagues have taken on nationalistic behaviors.

To stay up-to-date with media mentions, follow Booth's In the News page and social channels.

COVID-19 Content Across Booth

The Price of democracy: A webinar with Julia Cagé, Andrea Prat, and Guy Rolnik
If you missed the Stigler Center's webinar exploring the economic and political implications of COVID-19, you can watch the video at the ProMarket blog.

Estimation of COVID-19 prevalence from serology tests: A partial identification approach
The Becker Friedman Institute shared a working paper by Booth's Panos Toulis analyzing data from antibody tests and the implications for future policy design.

Income, liquidity, and the consumption response to the 2020 economic stimulus payments
In this BFI working paper, Constantine Yannelis and coauthors analyze households' spending responses to the CARES Act in an effort to inform policy measures.

IGM Economic Experts Panel: Small firms in the crisis
IGM Forum released results from its latest survey of economic experts, featuring insights from Marianne Bertrand, Austan D. Goolsbee, Steven Kaplan, and Anil Kashyap.

Upcoming Webinars

COVID-19 and the US healthcare system
Monday, May 4, Noon
Join the Stigler Center for a conversation on the future of healthcare with author, journalist, and former health insurance executive Wendell Potter and Booth's Neale Mahoney and Guy Rolnik.

COVID-19's impact on fintech and regtech
Thursday, May 7, Noon
Polsky Center entrepreneur-in-residence Doug Monieson will discuss the challenges facing the fintech and regtech industries with Brian Clark of Ascent Technologies.

COVID-19 and the global economic outlook for Asia
Thursday, May 7, 8 p.m. HKT
The next virtual Economic Outlook will feature insights from Booth's Chang-Tai Hsieh and Randall S. Kroszner as well as economist Richard Wong, AB ’74, AM ’74, PhD ’81 (Economics).