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Food Security Is Economic Security Is Economic Stimulus

IPR Director Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and Lauren Bauer (PhD 2016), both fellows at Brookings' Hamilton Project, detail policy responses to COVID-19 to support food security, particularly for households with children.

Faculty Spotlight: IPR Economist Molly Schnell

February 25, 2020
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IPR economist Molly Schnell studies healthcare access, physician incentives, and mental health. “It’s hard to find a corner of the healthcare system that economics doesn’t have something to say about,” she said.

COVID-19 Updates from Northwestern

March 13, 2020
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Northwestern and IPR continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and all IPR events until April 15 are canceled. See the latest updates from the university.

Practicing Social Distancing While Helping the Economy

March 16, 2020
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In a Washington Post op-ed, IPR associate Dean Karlan encourages people to help mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus by donating to food banks and medical charities, and leaving larger-than-usual tips.

How the U.S. Must Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 18, 2020
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IPR associate Michelle Birkett writes in Scientific American that scientists need to be empowered to fight the spread of the coronavirus, including working with policymakers at the local and federal level.

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