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MPRC faculty contribute to theoretical and applied developments in their various fields as well as to discussions that impact public policy. Some recent news stories are abstracted below.

John Haltiwanger featured in Barron's on New Economic Indicators during COVID-19 Pandemic

John Haltiwanger featured in Barron's on New Economic Indicators during COVID-19 Pandemic

Two new indicators designed to gauge economic activity on a real-time basis show that the U.S. has already experienced an economic crisis sharper than the 2008 recession and continues to deteriorate.

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Melissa Kearney's research illuminates COVID recovery potential

Melissa Kearney's research illuminates COVID recovery potential

We must deliberately spend and invest in ways that will strengthen our capitalist economy and expand economic security, she writes

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Philip Cohen featured in The Hill on Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Quarantine

Philip Cohen featured in The Hill on Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Quarantine

Police departments across the country are reporting a spike in domestic violence cases as stay-at-home orders put victims and their abusers in constant proximity.

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MPRC Associates lead COVID-19 pilot study

MPRC Associates lead COVID-19 pilot study

University of Maryland Seed Grant funds research into COVID-19 social impacts

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Philip Cohen comments on Possible Baby Boom after COVID-19 Quarantine on USA Today

Philip Cohen comments on Possible Baby Boom after COVID-19 Quarantine on USA Today

The stay-at-home coronavirus orders are unprecedented in America but the speculation about a possible baby boom afterward has generated heat discussion on social media

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Sacoby Wilson featured in Gizmodo on Health Equity amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

Sacoby Wilson featured in Gizmodo on Health Equity amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

Health experts had suspected the coronavirus pandemic would kill more people in areas where there’s higher air pollution. Now, they have preliminary data to back it up.

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Katharine Abraham featured in Bloomberg on Job Saving after the COVID-19 Hit

Katharine Abraham featured in Bloomberg on Job Saving after the COVID-19 Hit

States' short-time compensation, or shared-work programs, are effective in helping retain trained staff members during COVID-19 outbreak

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Monica Das Gupta quoted in LiveMint on India's Lagged Public Health System

Monica Das Gupta quoted in LiveMint on India's Lagged Public Health System

Decades of neglect have left India’s public health system with a very weak arsenal to fight and eliminate contagious diseases

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Liana Sayer featured in WFMJ News on Parenting under Coronavirus Impact

Liana Sayer featured in WFMJ News on Parenting under Coronavirus Impact

The closings and quarantines prompted by the coronavirus outbreak have given some families more time together.

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Marian Moser Jones featured in The Conversation on State Emergency facing COVID-19

Marian Moser Jones featured in The Conversation on State Emergency facing COVID-19

Following Donald Trump’s declaration of a federal state of emergency, every state had also declared a state of emergency over COVID-19.

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Melissa Kearney analyzes COVID-19  Social Insurance on EconoFact

Melissa Kearney analyzes COVID-19 Social Insurance on EconoFact

Cash payments provide a financial lifeline through this time of income loss. Workers in the hardest-hit industries have low earnings and few savings.

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Katharine Abraham featured in The New York Times on Coronavirus Depression

Katharine Abraham featured in The New York Times on Coronavirus Depression

The U.S. government is trying to build, at great speed, a three-legged stool to prevent long-lasting economic depression from the Coronavirus outbreak

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Marian Moser Jones featured in FiveThirtyEight on how COVID-19 can affect political campaigns in U.S.

Marian Moser Jones featured in FiveThirtyEight on how COVID-19 can affect political campaigns in U.S.

Presidential campaign may be severely affected with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the public life in different ways, but history shows U.S. can manage the election during rough times

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