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  • Big Tech Goes on Shopping Spree Brushing off Anitrust Scrutiny

    “Their regular practice is to vacuum up everybody in their space that could have emerged as a rival or may have been an alternative in some fashion,” said Northeastern University economist John Kwoka, who studies merger enforcement. – Bloomberg News

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  • Some parents may be pushed out of the workforce due to lack of child care

    Alicia Sasser Modestino, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics and Research Director of the Dukakis Center, discussed the effect COVID-19 has had on child care and the economy for a segment on PBS NewsHour.

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  • The US might lose 40% of its childcare centers without funding

    According to Northeastern University economics professor Alicia Sasser Modestino, 13% of working parents had to quit a job or reduce hours due to lack of childcare between May and June.

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  • The big factor holding back the U.S. economy: Child care

    During this time of Covid-19, thirteen percent of U.S. parents had to quit a job or reduce their working hours due to a lack of child care, according to a survey of 2,557 working parents conducted by Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino.

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  • Mass. Unemployment Rate Tied for 4th-Highest in US

    “People re-entering the labor force will probably keep the unemployment rate high for many months,” according to Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews. NBC 10 Boston June 20, 2020.

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  • Taunton residents struggle as the unemployment rate hits 21.1%

    Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan is quoted in this Taunton Gazette article on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and sustainability.

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  • Let us pledge that our university will take action

    We can’t expect to heal without justice. We can’t expect justice without transformation,” Charles Wallace-Thomas IV, a rising fourth-year Northeastern student in economics and mathematics, said.

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  • Economists express caution over surprising jobs report

    June 6, 2020 Metrowest Daily News

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  • Mobile Money

    Associate Professor Silvia Prina’s paper, “Migration, Money Transfers, and Mobile Money: Evidence from Niger” is cited in The Changing Attitudes Edition of the Weekly Faiv.

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  • Can COVID-19 Get Congress to Finally Strengthen U.S. Antitrust Law?

    “The best study on the effect of mergers on consumer prices is Professor John Kwoka’s meta-analysis of post-merger evaluation studies.” Washington Monthly.

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  • How is the FTC protecting us during the pandemic?

    In the Competition Corner of Politico, Professor John Kwoka’s research and new book (Controlling Mergers and Market Power) on how Congress and the antitrust agencies can improve merger reviews is cited.

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  • Innovation will help us rebuild

    May 17, 2020 – The Boston Globe

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  • With plummeting revenues, state should impose a temporary tax increase

    May15, 2020 – The Boston Globe

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  • Comment: US Merger Freeze Unlikely but Congress could push back timelines

    Professor John Kwoka said that a freeze would “preserve the integrity of the merger review process and not eally harm or handicap the companies.” mlex Market Insight

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  • Interest rate cut leaves U.S. Federal Reserve with little ammunition to fight potential recession

    Professor and Chair Robert Triest speaks with News@Northeastern on the Federal Reserve’s emergency decision to cut interest rates. March 5, 2020

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  • How will the economy bounce back?

    News at Northeastern May 5, 2020.

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  • Is a recession necessary to fight COVID-19?

    It’s an unprecedented number of people who have filed for unemployment, but this isn’t a normal recession, says Professor William Dickens. News at Northeastern

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  • There aren’t enough ventilators and hospital beds. Anti-trust laws have a lot to do with it.

    If the antitrust laws had been more stringent a few years ago, says Professor John Kwoka, there wouldn’t be such a limited number of suppliers dominating the ventilator market. News at Northeastern.

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  • In rural India, it’s not just the parents who decide family size

    Research by Catalina Herrera-Almanza finds that in rural India, women who live with mothers-in-law are less likely to visit health facilities.

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