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Faculty study the Economic impacts of COVID-19


October 30, 2020 - Dr. Sudipta Sarangi and his co-authors examine bahvioral patterns during pandemics in their  article  "Persistent Patterns of Behavior:  Two Infectious Desease Outbreaks 350 Years Apart"

September 1, 2020 - Dr. Melinda Miller discusses retroactive jobless benefits in the article, "Is Unemployment Insurance Retroactive? - And how does it work?", in U.S. News & World Report.

June 12, 2020 -Dr. Sarangi addresses individual responsibilities and freedoms that arise with re-opening after COVID, In Freedom Begins Responsibilities.

May 7, 2020 - Dr. Sarangi discusses the direct and indirect effects of re-opening America in an opinion piece, Reboot! that was recently printed in the Roanoke Times.

April 25, 2020 - In a Newsweek article, Has a State Ever Gone Bankrupt?, Dr. Melinda Miller discusses the implications of the economic downturn on state budgets.

April 24, 2020 - Continued research from Drs. Tsang and Luo examine how U.S. GDP has been impacted by stay-at-home orders.  Read here.

April 15, 2020 - Economics Department Faculty hosted the webinar COVID-19: Past, Present & Future.

April 2, 2020 - Dr. Sarangi discusses the costs and benefits of social distancing and decision making. Read here

March 20, 2020 -  Dr. Sudipta Sarangi discusses the economics of hoarding supplies in a recent opinion piece in the Roanoke Times.

March 18, 2020 - Professor Salehi-Isfahani has furthered contributed to the analysis of the economic impacts of COVID-19 in his article "The Coronavirus is Iran's Perfect Storm", published today in Foreign Affairs.

March 4, 2020 - With news of coronavirus outbreaks taking center stage, several deparment faculty have been digging deeper into the Economic impacts of the virus.
     Drs. Shaowen Luo and Kwok-Ping Tsang are researching how the GDP of China and the World has been affected with the spread of COVID-19.
     Dr. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani talked with NPR to discuss the impacts for Iran in the story "Coronavirus Spreads In Iran, Piling More Problems on the Sanctions-Hit Country".