Robert W. Fairlie – Research and Ongoing Data on COVID-19 Impacts
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Recent Research

• The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Business Owners: The First Three Months after Social-Distancing Restrictions, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 2020

PDF (Earlier version SIEPR WP, NBER WP)

Feature Article at JEMS

 

• Early Evidence of the Impacts of COVID-19 on Minority Unemployment (with Ken Couch and Huanan Xu) Journal of Public Economics, 2020

PDF (Earlier version SIEPR WP, NBER WP

 

• Gender and the COVID-19 Labor Market Downturn (with Ken Couch and Huanan Xu)

SIEPR WP

 

• Did the $660 Billion Paycheck Protection Program and $220 Billion Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Get Disbursed to Minority Communities in the Early Stages of COVID-19? (with Frank Fossen)

WP

 

 

Selected Media Coverage

WashPost#1, WP#2, NYTimes#1, NYT#2, WSJ#1, WSJ#2, PBS, CBS, CNBC#1, CNBC#2, USA Today, Bloomberg, BBC, Forbes, Vox, National Geographic

 

 

Senate Bills

New Senate Bill by Senators Schumer, Booker, Harris, and others citing research

New bills signed by Governor Gavin Newsome citing research

 

 

Recent Estimates for Impacts on Small Business Owner Activity

(These are updates to estimates reported in: “The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Business Owners: The First Three Months after Social-Distancing Restrictions, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excel Version of Figure and Tables

 

 

Additional Information

NBER COVID-19 Video

UCSC University Forum Video

IZA World of Labor Commentary