Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

September 11th, 2020

Staying afloat in a pandemic

American businesses and workers trying to weather the COVID-19 storm are facing financial and legal danger as the pandemic drags on, straining relationships between companies and employees. Supply chain ruptures have created bare shelves for retailers while layoffs are putting an unknown number of workers at risk for bankruptcy. Working from home, once an aspiration […]

August 31st, 2020

1 in 5 Tenants in LA Has Struggled with Rent During Pandemic, Study Finds

A UCLA-USC study of census data shows thousands of L.A. renters are at risk of eviction when the California eviction moratorium expires on Tuesday, Sept. 1; tens of thousands more are in deep financial trouble.  Contact: Emily Gersema, gersema@usc.edu or (213) 712-3168; Julie Labich, samere@price.usc.edu or (323) 219-4464 Twenty-two percent of Los Angeles County tenants paid rent late at […]

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July 27th, 2020

USC Marshall, Wharton Researchers Team with Entrepreneurs and Policy Makers to Help Reopen Greek Economy

Contact: Emily Gersema, gersema@usc.edu or (213) 712-3168; or Matthew Simmons, matthew.simmons@marshall.usc.edu or (202) 277-4890 A multi-disciplinary team of researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers announced an AI-based project, nicknamed “Eva,” that uses data to support decision-making by the Greek government as it reopens the tourist industry vital to its economy amid the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Kimon […]

May 21st, 2020

Unemployment benefits help some, but COVID-19 hits the disadvantaged hard

USC Dornsife’s Understanding Coronavirus in America Study also reveals that financially, residents of Los Angeles have fared worse than the national average. Contact: Jim Key, (619) 253-1077 or jameskey@dornsife.usc.edu or Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu A new analysis of data from USC Dornsife’s Understanding Coronavirus in America Study reveals that while economic insecurity has […]

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April 17th, 2020

National Survey Reveals Extent of Coronavirus-Related Job Loss and Outsized Impact on Blacks, Latinos

USC Dornsife’s Understanding Coronavirus in America Study tracks changes in perceptions and experiences of Americans related to coronavirus and how its impacting lives. Daily updated data is made available to researchers and the public. Contact: Jim Key, (619) 253-1077 or jameskey@dornsife.usc.edu or Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu New findings from one of the few […]

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May 22nd, 2019

In the “battle of the thermostat,” USC study finds warmer temperatures improve women’s performance

 Contact: Jenesse Miller (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Turning up the thermostat at the office may result in higher productivity for women, a new USC study finds. The study found that women performed better on math and verbal tasks at higher temperatures, while the opposite was true for men. As temperatures increased, so did women’s performance […]

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