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Test the healthy and gather data we don't already have

"Right now, we are all flying blind. We do not know if 700 or 7,000 or 700,000 Minnesotans have been infected. Testing a random fraction of the population would go far in allowing us to make evidence-based state policy, even if the tests are imperfect." Economics professors, V.V. Chari and Christopher Phelan's op-ed for the Star Tribune about structuring an economically sustainable quarantine.
VV Chari

Minnesota economist: There is only one way to return to normal quickly

VV Chari, an economist at the University of Minnesota and a consultant to the Federal Reserve gives his input on how we can best recover economically from COVID-19. “Getting back into normal economic activity, without adequate testing infrastructure, is just going to lead us into this cycle forever,” Chari said in an interview with 5 INVESTIGATES.
Time Kehoe

The Economic Fallout From COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis is taking a serious toll on the economy. Job losses are mounting, and the stock market has declined sharply during the past few weeks. Timothy Kehoe, the Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Minnesota discusses the current economic situation. An episode from Diologue Minnesota.
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Trump's Tariffs Take Toll On Minnesota Companies and Farmers

The United States and China are in the midst of a tariff battle that has roiled markets. There are also signs that the world economy is slowing, and that’s prompted fears of recession. University of Minnesota Professor of Economics Timothy Kehoe discusses trade tensions, their impact on Minnesota-based companies such as Best Buy and Target, and the overall state of the economy.
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50 Years Later, Collaboration Continues to Guide Economic Policy

A unique collaboration between two public-serving institutions is celebrating 50 years of shedding light on complex economic challenges. The University of Minnesota’s Department of Economics and the Minneapolis Fed have worked together on economics research since the late 1960s, providing relevant and nonpartisan economic insights to inform policy decisions that protect the financial system and promote economic growth.
Fatih Guvenen

The Core of the Economy

Fatih Guvenen, professor of economics, believes that the state of any nation’s democracy is linked to the state of its economy. Focusing his research on issues of income and wealth distribution, Guvenen uncovers some shocking truths about wealth inequality.
Maria Elisa Belfiori

Maria Elisa Belfiori

At the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Maria Elisa Belfiori (PhD ‘13, economics) studies the optimal design of climate policies. “With an average lifetime of 300 years, carbon dioxide emissions matter to unborn generations the most. That's why I study optimal climate policies that internalize both the economic externality and the intergenerational aspects of climate change." The Henry R. Sandor Fellowship in Environmental Economics fueled her studies at the U of M.
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Bit by Bit

Are frictions in the land market hindering the growth of India’s manufacturing sector? Graduate student Aradhya Sood’s research hopes to find the link between land and slow growth in large-scale manufacturing.

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