#2126: Filene's Taylor Nelms Compares COVID Crisis to Last Century's Great Depression and Spanish Flu...
5/14/2020 07:18:25 am
This was very interesting. Thank you. I especially appreciate the point that you can see the job losses but you can't see lives saved. I'd love to see another segment that focuses on the 1918 flu and gives more detail to which cities social distanced and how their economy responded post-flu. I had never heard that before and it seems fascinating. As always - good work, Mike and good work, Filene!
5/14/2020 04:57:40 pm
Thank you for your comment, Shari. Here is some more info on the Spanish flu from Taylor for you and anybody else who is interested. Fascinating stuff for sure ...
5/15/2020 04:11:00 am
Hi Shari! Thanks for your comment. The data about the Spanish flu comes from this research: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3561560 You can read write-ups of the work here (https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2020/03/fight-the-pandemic-save-the-economy-lessons-from-the-1918-flu.html) and here (http://news.mit.edu/2020/pandemic-health-response-economic-recovery-0401).
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