- Newly revised working paper: "A Dynamic Theory of Lending Standards," with M. Fishman and L. Straub, July 2020.
- New Publication: "Asymmetric Consumption Smoothing," with B. Baugh, I. Ben-David, and H. Park, American Economic Review, forthcoming.
- New working paper on using reinforcement learning in dynamic targeting model: "Dynamic Marketing Policies: Constructing Markov States for Reinforcement Learning," with Y. Zhu, D. Simester, and A. Schoar, May 2020.
- "Answers to three questions about the economic effects of COVID-19" March 2020; : “MIT GCFP Webinar on financial policy response to COVID-19” May 2020.
- Recent media: "As Federal Stimulus Checks Arrive, How Are People Spending the Money" Boston Globe, April 2020; "Economic-Stimulus Checks Differ From Past Interventions" and "What's the Best Way to Spend Your Stimulus Money?" Wall Street Journal, March 2020; : "When $2.2 trillion is not enough" Axios, March 2020; : "Second wave of coronavirus infections could cause a worse economic disaster, experts warn" CNBC, May 2020
- MIT "Open letter to Congress regarding the coronavirus stimulus package," March 2020; Stanford-originated open letter: here along with a press conference, March 2020.
- Newly revised working paper: "Belief Disagreement and Portfolio Choice," with M. Meeuwis, A. Schoar, and D. Simester. May 2020
- New publication: "Accelerator or Brake? Cash for Clunkers, Household Liquidity, and Aggregate Demand," with D. Green, B. Melzer, and A. Rojas, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, forthcoming. Formerly NBER Working Paper 22878. Blog summary.
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