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IU experts available to comment on economic challenges facing President-elect Biden

Indiana University
16-Nov-2020 2:05 PM EST, by Indiana University

INDIANAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Strengthening the U.S. economy is among the top priorities for President-elect Joe Biden. The U.S. Congress is gridlocked over a stimulus to support Americans struggling with unemployment, evictions and utility shut-offs tied to or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. With some states imposing new lockdowns and restrictions due to spikes in cases, Indiana University experts are available to provide analysis of steps Biden might take and the challenges he might face, once he is sworn in, to improve the economy. Contact Mary Keck at 812-856-2148 or or Marah Yankey at or 812-856-1442.

Joshua Bernstein

Macroeconomics, monetary policy, economic policy.

IU Bloomington

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Joshua Bernstein is an assistant professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Economics. His research interests are at the intersection of macroeconomics and public finance, with a current focus on business cycle theory and policy design. (more)

R. Andrew Butters

Industrial organization, applied econometrics, productivity, market integration.

IU Bloomington

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R. Andrew Butters is an assistant professor in the Department of Business Economics and Public Policy at the IU Kelley School of Business. Before joining Kelley, he was an associate economist in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His research focuses on the impact on demand fluctuations on business decisions and measuring the stage of the business/financial cycle. (more)

Leandra Lederman

Federal income tax law (individual and corporate), tax compliance and evasion, tax controversies (including the U.S. Tax Court), tax administration.

IU Bloomington

Professor Leandra Lederman teaches income tax, corporate tax, tax policy colloquium and a seminar in tax procedure. Her research interests include policy issues in the areas of federal income tax law (individual and corporate), tax controversies and tax administration. Her work often draws upon law-and-economics insights and has included empirical analyses of outcomes in U.S. Tax Court cases. Lederman has written numerous articles, and she presents her work regularly at conferences and workshops. She has also co-authored a casebook on tax controversies and a student guide to corporate taxation. (more)

Phil Powell

Business strategy and economic development in emerging markets, U.S. economic policy, industry dynamics of higher education, job markets, talent shortage.


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Phil Powell is the associate dean of academic programs and a clinical associate professor of business economics and public policy at IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. He previously served as faculty chair of the full-time and online MBA programs at Indiana University in Bloomington. Both programs saw an increase in national rankings under Powell's leadership. (more)

Kindred Winecoff

International political economy, politics of economic crises, central banking, international finance, international trade and trade agreements, global interdependence.

IU Bloomington


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William Kindred Winecoff is an associate professor of political science at Indiana University Bloomington. His research considers the politics of the global economy, including economic crises, financial systems, central banking and world trade. (more)

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Released: 27-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
COVID-19 Peer Hub combats vaccine avoidance amid pandemic
University of South Australia

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
COVID-19 vaccine candidate tested preclinically at UAB nears first clinical test in people
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Pandemic Ups Game on Scenario Planning in The Arts
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University of Bristol

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Tracking COVID-19 trends in hard-hit states
Louisiana State University

Currently, there are over 10 million confirmed cases and more than 240,000 casualties attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 9:55 AM EST
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Cleveland Clinic

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Warwick scientists design model to predict cellular drug targets against Covid-19
University of Warwick

The covid-19 virus, like all viruses relies on their host for reproduction

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