April 27, 2020
Gerald Friedman, PhD
Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Appendix: estimating the cost of coverage for the newly unemployed
The number of first-time unemployment claims for the three weeks ending April 17, 2020 is 26.5 million from the Department of Labor.
Two estimates are used for the share of first-time unemployment claims. The Econom...
April 2, 2020
James G. Kahn, Jeffrey Sachs, Anders Fremstad, Robert Reich, Robert Pollin, Leonard Rodberg, Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman, Alison Galvani, Gerald Friedman, Katherine Moos, Lindy Hern, Lawrence King, Michael Ash, Markus P. A. Schneider, Jeff Helton, Mark Paul, Elissa Braunstein, Dean Baker, Darrick Hamilton, Stergios Skaperdas, Ramaa Vasudevan,