COVID-19 / Recession

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Taking the Pulse of U.S.-China Relations

Crises can bring people together, united by a common purpose, or it can drive them apart. So far, the Covid-19 crisis is driving the United States and China even farther apart. Sean Randolph, the Institute’s …

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Racial Disparities in BART Usage During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 23, 2020 BART ridership has fallen less significantly at stations located in neighborhoods with a higher percentage of Black and Latinx residents. An analysis of year-over-year change in BART entries by station in the …

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What’s Next? Looking Back for Insights on the Economy

June 11, 2020 The COVID Economy As the Bay Area completes its 13th week since the original shelter-in-place order was put in place, the policy discussion has shifted from coordinating emergency response to COVID-19 toward …

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A Joint Declaration on the Importance of Collaboration, Open Trade, and Innovation in Tackling COVID-19

The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA), a body of leading trade, economic and innovation think tanks around the world that work together to support growth through innovation and open market policies issued a …

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What will the world look like when COVID-19 crisis is over?

Technology is central to our economy and society and will continue to shape our future. While the world shelters in place from the coronavirus and we all are riveted to the daily news cycle, planning …

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Which Sectors are Most Impacted by COVID-19? Estimating Job Losses in California

In California, 3.9 million new unemployment claims were filed over the last seven weeks. The pace of this job loss is unprecedented, as the same number of jobs have been lost in the last seven …

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Trends in Bay Area mobility in the wake of regional and statewide stay at home orders

The following visualizations depict how movement changed as the Bay Area and surrounding counties were told to stay home to prevent the continued spread of COVID-19 across the region. The Mobility Index shows the change …

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COVID-19 and the Economic Vulnerabilities in the Bay Area

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in the Bay Area. The Bay Area Council Economic Institute is here to help as our region grapples with the fallout of a global pandemic. In order to help inform our …

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COVID-19 and the Latest Data on Unemployment Claims

Data released this week by the U.S. Department of Labor shows the first major impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy. While markets have been volatile for weeks—pricing in the possibility of broad spread …

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Technology, trade and the coronavirus: How global supply chains are set to change

The coronavirus will drive a shift in global manufacturing that could influence investment patterns for decades. This builds on factors that were already at work. One is automation, and the reduced importance of cheap labor …