The Economic Implications of National Quarantines

Courtesy of Christos A. Makridis and Jonathan Hartley Although academic research on the COVID-19 pandemic began with a slow start, policymakers were grappling with challenges about the economic effects of the national containment strategy. Since real-time macroeconomic indicators will take some time to come in, we published a policy brief on April 6thbased on research […]

The Impact of Financial Misconduct on Employee Satisfaction

Courtesy of Yuqing Zhou and Christos A. Makridis Our recent paper uses data from Glassdoor to investigate changes in employees’ perceptions of firms and managers during periods of financial misconduct and after the public announcement of misconduct. Employees’ perceptions are critical for a few reasons. First, employee satisfaction is important for firm productivity. Second, employee […]