Innovation and Economics

Economics - May 19
Economics
Divorce-not buying granite countertops for a remodel-is what drives people to withdraw from their retirement funds well before they actually retire, according to a University of Michigan researcher. And mortgage payment distress is also a major factor-leading families to withdraw funds. Americans were most likely to access cash from their retirement accounts before they were retired during a divorce or after they lost a job, according to a working paper by economists Frank Stafford of U-M and Thomas Bridges of the University of Delaware.
Career - May 11
Career

After lengthy negotiations conducted by swissuniversities , an agreement was reached with the publisher Elsevier to allow researchers at Swiss universities to publish free Open Access (OA) articles

Career - May 6
Career

In general, workers in Switzerland and Germany are coping well with the Covid-19 crisis and the associated social disruption.

Economics - May 5

Study finds manufacturing companies that are quick to automate can thrive, but overall employment drops. This is part 2 of a three-part series examining the effects of robots and automation on employment, based on new research from economist and Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu.  Overall, adding robots to manufacturing reduces jobs - by more than three per robot, in fact.

Career - May 7

BERKELEY, CA– As Governor Newsom promises returning workers access to child care, early results from a new study from the University of California, Berkeley show that many California child care programs won't be able to survive unless they receive financial relief.

Economics - May 5

This is part 3 of a three-part series examining the effects of robots and automation on employment, based on new research from economist and Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu.  Modern technology affects different workers in different ways.

Economics - May 4

This is part 1 of a three-part series examining the effects of robots and automation on employment, based on new research from economist and Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu.   In many parts of the U.S., robots have been replacing workers over the last few decades.

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