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October 6, 2020

Professor Shelly Lundberg will serve as Vice President of the American Economic Association.

October 5, 2020

Professor Rod Garratt published research on the rise of digital cash alternatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 4, 2020

Professor Clément de Chaisemartin publishes "BCG vaccination in infancy does not protect against COVID-19. Evidence from a natural experiment in Sweden" in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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