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  • COVID-19: Another strain for minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned firms

    Minneapolis Fed survey finds a very high share have been negatively affected, and those effects are often substantial

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  • Emi Nakamura interview: On price dynamics, monetary policy, and this “scary moment in history”

    The 2019 John Bates Clark medal winner discusses her extensive body of work, which often focuses on economic shocks and frequently yields unexpected insights

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  • U.S. newspapers have shed half of their newsroom employees since 2008

    Newsroom employment at U.S. newspapers continues to plummet, falling by around half since 2008, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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  • Coronavirus could force China to rein in Belt and Road ambitions

    Domestic economic challenges due to COVID-19 are likely to force China to dial back on big-ticket infrastructure projects. But Beijing will not shy away from bankrolling virus-hit countries to score geopolitical gains.

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  • FRBB – Addressing the Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    A perspective from Eric Rosengren, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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  • FRBSF – Longer-Run Economic Consequences of Pandemics

    How do major pandemics affect economic activity in the medium to longer term?  Is it consistent with what economic theory prescribes? Since these are rare events, historical evidence over many centuries is required.

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  • FRBSF – FedViews

    Sylvain Leduc, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of April 2, 2020.

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  • FRBSL – Corporate Bond Spreads and the Pandemic

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption in economic activity across the globe.  What has been the effects of the ongoing pandemic and some of the policy responses on the corporate bond market?

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  • FRBSL – How the Impact of Social Distancing Ripples through the Economy

    While COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on the U.S. economy, its impact across industries is likely to be heterogeneous. High contact-intensive industries—ones that rely more on face-to-face interactions—are likely be more negatively affected.

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  • FRBSF – The Uncertainty Channel of the Coronavirus

    The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has severely disrupted economic activity through various supply and demand channels. The pandemic can also have pervasive economic impact by raising uncertainty. In the past, sudden and outsized spikes in uncertainty have led to large and protracted increases in unemployment and declines in inflation.

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