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Chad Meyerhoefer on the Federal Government’s Role in a Pandemic

What went wrong (a lot), what went right (vaccine development and distribution plan), and what lessons must we learn from the federal government's response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

This Is My Research: Residential Noise Exposure and Health

Utilizing information on exact home addresses on birth records, the authors exploit arguably exogenous variation in noise exposure triggered by a new Federal Aviation Administration policy called NextGen, which unintentionally increased noise levels in communities experiencing concentrated flight patterns.

Will Confirmatory Bias Keep You from Getting COVID-19 Vaccine?

The old saying that you don't get a second chance to make a first impression is especially true when it comes to vaccines, according to a study by two College of Business economics researchers. If the first opinion people form about a new COVID-19 vaccine is negative, it will be difficult to rebuild public trust.

Do Elections Make You Sick?

Health care expenditures rose by 19 percent during election periods in Taiwan, a study found. Chad Meyerhoefer discusses why.

The Coronavirus Outbreak and Globalization

The coronavirus outbreak underscores how a crisis anywhere in the world today can cause shockwaves to the public health and economic systems of nations near and far.

Policymakers Should Focus More on Prenatal Care, Study Suggests

A recent study that shows pregnant women with long-distance commutes are at higher risk for adverse birth outcomes highlights the need for more public discussion about prenatal care.

The Surprising Truth About Immigration and Tech Growth

When high-tech jobs boom in an area, immigration often does, too. But it primarily occurs at the lower-skilled end of the labor spectrum, research shows.

Gaining Much-Needed Perspectives on Brexit

Confused by Brexit? Add the latest journal from the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise to your summer reading list.

Breaking Boundaries Between Business and Engineering: Going from ‘E to E’

"E to E," a new initiative that will prepare engineers to be executives, is just one example of how Lehigh Business continues to break boundaries between business and technology.

Vaccination: When ‘Fake News’ Has Lasting Consequences

Science has long concluded there is no link between vaccines and autism. So why do some people refuse to believe it? Confirmatory bias helps explain.