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With Washington in partisan deadlock and revenue shortfalls in city and state budgets across the country, where can local governments turn to avoid economic collapse? Some are hoping the Federal Reserve could be the answer, writes SCEPA Fellow Rick McGahey in a new Forbes blog.

A recent article from Intereconomics, co-authored by Willi Semmler, director of SCEPA’s Economics of Climate Change project, argues that as governments struggle to regain economic strength amid the coronavirus pandemic, reconstruction programs must initiate the great green transition.

Brief— SCEPA’s latest policy note by Senior Fellow William M. Rodgers III, former chief economist at the US Department of Labor, highlights a potential headwind to recovery from COVID-19. His findings show that states which lean or are solidly Republican re-opened sooner than Democratic states, and their testing and infection data are “trending poorly.”

The Journal Makronom, based in Germany, recently published a piece co-authored by Economist Willi Semmler, director of SCEPA’s Economics of Climate Change project, on COVID-19 and climate change.

Germany’s Die Zeit, one of Germany’s most influential newspapers, featured the work of Economist Willi Semmler, director of SCEPA’s Economics of Climate Change project, on climate policy and strategy.

A retirement crisis looms as the labor market becomes less friendly to older workers when they are most numerous and least able to retire.

The stratification economics framework may best clarify the causes of racial health disparities and help to develop policy solutions.