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News Coverage Jul 24, 2020

Newsweek: If Unemployment Benefits Expire, Americans Could Face An ‘Abrupt’ Housing Crisis

“‘What happens when you can't pay your mortgage and you lost your job and have an economic hardship, you sell your home. So we could see a glut of homes for sale, and that will have its own devastating effect on housing prices and wealth, but that's a slow-moving crisis relatively speaking,’ Wendy Edelberg, director of the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project, told Newsweek. ‘The abrupt crisis staring us in the face is an eviction crisis among renters,’ she said.”

News Coverage Jul 20, 2020

The Hill: Ivanka Trump hands out food boxes to DC families

“Lauren Bauer, a fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, said about one in four households are food insecure, meaning they don’t have enough food or enough resources to purchase food. Bauer said the response from policymakers in Washington has been inadequate. ‘I think the evidence is that regardless of what new programs have been in place, they haven’t done enough to support families and children,’ Bauer said.”

News Coverage Jul 16, 2020

POLITICO: Competition Corner: Pandemic May Leave U.S. Even Less Competitive

“The coronavirus pandemic may leave the U.S. economy with a “missing generation” of start-ups and smaller firms that collapsed or were bought out, even as the biggest U.S. firms get bigger, according to a new essay by a former Obama-administration economist. Nancy Rose, the top economist at the Justice Department’s antitrust division from 2016 to 2018, will talk about her essayon how Covid may impact competition at an event hosted today by Brookings’ Hamilton Project.”