Upjohn Institute economists have turned their focus to the dire labor market implications resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The following are policy proposals aimed at helping alleviate the difficulties facing the nation's workers and responses to help understand the economic crisis.
NOTE: The Upjohn Institute's main campus buildings are closed as part of the COVID-19 response.
- "An Unemployment Insurance COVID-19 Crisis Response" by Stephen A. Wandner and Christopher J. O'Leary
- "Preserving Jobs Despite the Coronavirus: Encouraging 'Labor Hoarding'" by Timothy J. Bartik
- "Coronavirus and the Economy: Repurposing Production, Helping the Needy, Saving Businesses, and Encouraging Job Preservation" by Timothy J. Bartik and Brad Hershbein
- "Shared-Work Programs Can Ease the Coronavirus’s Economic Impact" by Katharine Abraham and Susan N. Houseman
- "Disaster Unemployment Assistance would help gig, contract, self-employed workers affected by COVID-19" by Stephen A. Woodbury
- "What is the likely impact of proposed COVID-19 stimulus payments?" by Marta Lachowska
- Stimulus steps the US should take to reduce regional economic damages from the COVID-19 recession, by Timothy J. Bartik, Brad Hershbein, Mark Muro and Bryan A. Stuart (Brookings)
- "Housing policy is crucial to stem the coronavirus fallout" by Lee Adams, Brian Asquith and Evan Mast.
- "Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance surged last week across the nation," by Michael Horrigan, Jim Robey, Katie Bolter and Gerrit Anderson
- "March employment report won’t fully capture effects of COVID-19" by Michael Horrigan
- "State unemployment insurance reserves are not adequate" (working paper), by Christopher J. O'Leary and Kenneth Kline
INSTITUTE STAFF QUOTED IN POPULAR MEDIA
- "Work sharing draws new attention as 'win-win' alternative to layoffs," MiBiz, March 29, quotes Susan N. Houseman.
- "State, federal policymakers take action to keep businesses and workers afloat," MiBiz, March 29, quotes Susan N. Houseman on small business assistance.
- "Pennsylvania hit by more jobless claims than any other U.S. state," Los Angeles Times, March 28, quotes Timothy J. Bartik.
- "Unemployed workers could get more than 100% of their paycheck under the coronavirus bill," CNBC, March 27, quotes Susan N. Houseman on low-income workers.
- "Senate stimulus package 'unemployment on steroids' for millions of jobless," CBS News, March 26, quotes Christopher J. O'Leary on unemployment checks.
- "Coronavirus bill will create ‘devastating’ incentive to lay off employees, critics say," CNBC, March 25, quotes Susan N. Houseman on stimulus bill.
- "As unemployment insurance claims skyrocket, benefits 'will be paid,'" Michigan Radio, March 25, quotes Christopher J. O'Leary
- "Despite economic slowdown, these companies are still hiring," Crain's Detroit Business, March 25, quotes Brad Hershbein on unemployment insurance and stimulus legislation.
- "Fired Americans Send Unemployment Websites Crashing," Bloomberg, March 25, quotes Christopher J. O'Leary on capacity of states to process claims.
- "How To File For Unemployment If You've Been Affected By Coronavirus Layoffs." Huffington Post, March 23, quotes Stephen A. Woodbury on filing and Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
- "As U.S. workers file for unemployment, some states are less prepared." New York Times, March 20, quotes Stephen Wandner regarding self-employed and contract workers.
- "Out of a Job? What to Know About Getting Unemployment Benefits," Wall Street Journal, March 20, quotes Stephen A. Woodbury on unemployment insurance eligibility.
- "Global recession is here, economists say Michigan could be hard hit by COVID-19 impact." An interview with Tim Bartik on WWMT-TV.
- "Many out of work due to coronavirus aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits." The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, March 19, quotes Wandner and O'Leary response.
- "Boeing mirrors the economy. It doesn't look good." New York Times, March 17, quotes Susan N. Houseman on supply chain effects.