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Pandemic markets can find lessons in history

A new research paper by Gustavo Cortes of the University of Florida and Gertjan Verdickt of Monash University suggests that the Spanish flu was a “blessing in disguise” for American life insurers. Read more in this story by John Authers from Bloomberg. 

Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2019-2020

Over the 2019-2020 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or being quoted in the news about trending topics, the innovative ideas from Warrington faculty members continued to elevate the college into one of the most respected. Warrington faculty had 128 papers accepted or published in the 2019-2020 academic year, including:

What’s the best way to respond to a global financial crisis?

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought plenty of novelty to our lives, like wearing masks and physical distancing. One aspect, though, gave financial economists déjà vu, and it’s looking a lot like 2008. While the events leading up to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic were vastly different, the results were devastatingly similar. With markets tanking and unemployment skyrocketing in both incidents, governments stepped up with policies that attempted to stabilize the economy. New