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Many Small-Business Employees May Be Close to Losing Health Insurance

September 17, 2020
By: Leemore S. Dafny, Zoe B. Cullen, Christopher T. Stanton, Yin Wei Soon

Without financial relief from Congress, many American small-business owners may be forced to cut health insurance for employees, according to research by Leemore Dafny, Yin Wei Soon, Zoë Cullen, and Christopher Stanton.

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How COVID and BLM Strengthen the Case For Shoring Up Historically Black Colleges

September 16, 2020
By: William R. Kerr, Joseph B. Fuller

COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have focused attention on disparities in economic opportunity between Black and white America. This has added urgency to efforts to bolster Black students' access to higher education. It's a pivotal moment for UNCF, founded at the end of WWII as the United Negro College Fund. The organization supports historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). President and CEO, Dr. Michael Lomax, discusses the role of HBCUs in fostering economic opportunity and civic engagement and how changes in philanthropic activity and public policy can make a difference.

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State and Local Government Employment in the COVID-19 Crisis

September 15, 2020
By: Daniel W. Green, Erik Loualiche

The COVID-19 crisis has had large impacts on local economies and government budgets. Balanced budget requirements, not mis-management, have generated a fiscal crisis and forced state and local governments to reduce service provision precisely when it is in greatest demand.

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You're Right! You Are Working Longer and Attending More Meetings

September 14, 2020
By: Danielle Kost

A study of 3 million people confirms what many work-from-home employees already feel, according to research by Raffaella Sadun, Jeffrey Polzer, and colleagues.

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The COVID Two-Step for Leaders: Protect and Pivot

September 10, 2020
By: Boris Groysberg, Katherine Connolly Baden

Leaders today face two great questions: how to survive and how to capitalize on new opportunities. Insights from Boris Groysberg and Katherine Connolly Baden.


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