At the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, the situation and the fallout that followed — the rolling or lasting blackouts, national attention, the termination of the energy group’s CEO — prompted Richard Axelbaum, Stifel & & Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science, and Phillip Irace, PhD candidate and NSF Graduate Student Fellow, to take a closer look.
The American Rescue Plan is a remarkable effort to jump-start the U.S. economy — unprecedented in scale outside of major wars — and will lead to very fast growth of the U.S. economy over the next year, according to Steven Fazzari, director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy.
As we mark the one-year anniversary today of the World Health Organization first declaring a global COVID-19 pandemic, Washington University in St. Louis experts, including from its School of Medicine, look both back and ahead.
Rebecca Lester, professor of sociocultural anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, offers advice for coping with the emotions brought on by COVID-19 anniversaries and moving forward.
Although brick-and-mortar companies like GameStop and AMC Theaters have given investors reason to count them out of stock market success, a huge surge via a “short squeeze” was both predicted and expected in recent research by an expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has proposed providing at least $3,000 per child to millions of American families. The move could actually provide enormous future savings for the country, says one of the country’s foremost experts on poverty. “In earlier work, I’ve estimated that for every dollar we spend on reducing childhood poverty, we save anywhere […]
Sociologist John N. Robinson III says President Joe Biden’s executive orders are an important first step in the fight against systemic racism, but to keep fighting because there’s an “historic opportunity” before us.
Radhakrishnan Gopalan, professor of finance at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, says President Joe Biden’s plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour is too aggressive. His research shows raising the minimum wage now could slow job growth.
David Cunningham, chair of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, says Biden’s administration can and should make every effort to defeat the rise of political extremism and white supremacy, but should also be aware of unintended consequences.
Faculty experts from across Washington University in St. Louis draw upon their research, their instruction, their experience and their thought leadership to proffer insight and ideas for the new administration, the new beginning.
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