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Andrew Friedson Explains How Insurance Companies Profit From Pandemic

Oct. 28, 2020

UnitedHealth and other insurers set rates prior to the pandemic and are the happy recipients of gobs of cash resulting from fewer claims being filed. “I see this as a case where insurance companies may have been handed a windfall, as money in was based on a high projection of...

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Link Found by Laura Argys’ Research Between Low Birth Weights and Living Near Airports

Sept. 30, 2020

New research from a team, including Economics Professor and Associate Dean Laura Argys, shows that living in a flight path can increase the chance of having a child born underweight by approximately 20%. “For people who live right on along the runway…and experienced increases in exposure to airplane noise, there’s...

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Andrew Friedson Links Recent Sturgis Rally with COVID-19 Surge

Sept. 17, 2020

In a report published by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, titled “ The Contagion Externality of a Superspreading Event: The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and COVID-19 ,” Economics Associate Professor Andrew Friedson, along with collaborators, describes the impacts of the August 7-16, Sturgis, South Dakota, motorcycle rally as a superspreader...

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Forces Larger than Politicians Made Colorado’s Economy Strong says Andrew Friedson

Aug. 19, 2020

“The best thing John Hickenlooper did for the Colorado economy was stay out of its way,” said Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics. “And I think you could probably say the same thing for Cory Gardner.” He went on to say, “I find it very hard to believe that either...

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Not Letting International Students in the US is a Problem according to Philip Luck

July 22, 2020

In the midst of fluctuating regulations, Assistant Economics Professor Philip Luck speculated that if some international students won't be allowed in the US they could have issues with Internet access and censorship and won't be able to connect with peers. "It’s not as though you can just say, 'Oh, well...

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Data Shows Protests Did Not Cause COVID-19 Spikes says Andrew Friedson

July 22, 2020

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics, is an author of the recent study, " Black Lives Matter Protests, Social Distancing, and COVID-19 ,” published by the National Bureau of Economic Research . Using data from Black Lives Matters protests across 315 of America's largest cities, the study found "no evidence"...

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Ernest Boffy-Ramirez on Graduating During a Recession

May 14, 2020

Ernest Boffy-Ramirez, Assistant Professor CT of Economics, discussed the importance of job mobility for graduates entering the labor market during a recession and says, "If you graduate during a recession and start at a lower earnings trajectory, one of the only ways for you to make up lost ground is...

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Andrew Friedson Points Out the COVID-19 Impact on Local Restaurants and Government Coffers

March 30, 2020

Colorado Restaurant Association CEO Sonia Riggs said that business at most eateries was down between 20% and 50% by March 13, even before the new coronavirus restrictions — it is likely to be devastating for some businesses in the short term and transformational for some time to come. “The impact...

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Philip Luck weighs in on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s impact on Colorado

Jan. 22, 2020

"It's basically NAFTA 2.0,” said Philip Luck, Economics Assistant Professor, about USMCA. “In most ways, it's not a substantial change to NAFTA policy." Luck says the new deal would give the U.S. access to Canada’s dairy market, but that’s about all that would change for the agricultural industry. One upside...

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Andrew Friedson considers “total employment” impacts on inflation

Oct. 10, 2019

The state is basically at total employment, which is generally good. However, “unemployment is low enough that economists are going to keep a very close eye on inflation numbers,” said Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics. Colorado unemployment flirts with an all-time low, again Colorado Public Radio, Sept 20