The U.S. Economy – what caught my eye this week: The U.S. Economic Outlook, the antitrust case against Google, women’s employment in a pandemic recession, and much more…

“U.S. Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy, and Initiatives to Sustain the Flow of Credit to Households and Firms”, speech by Vice Chair Richard H. Clarida:

https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/clarida20201019a.htm

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust case against Google:

https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1328941/download

787’000 new claims for unemployment benefits in the United States (somewhat lower than in previous weeks, but still a very high number):

“Short-Time Compensation: An Alternative to Layoffs during COVID-19?”:

https://www.clevelandfed.org/newsroom-and-events/publications/economic-commentary/2020-economic-commentaries/ec-202026-short-time-compensation

“This Time It’s Different: The Role of Women’s Employment in a Pandemic Recession”:

https://hceconomics.uchicago.edu/research/working-paper/time-it%E2%80%99s-different-role-women%E2%80%99s-employment-pandemic-recession

“Did the Paycheck Protection Program Hit the Target?”:

(by Joao Granja, Christos Makridis, Constantine Yannelis, Eric Zwick)

“Federal debt policy in an era of low interest rates: A guide to the issues” (by Louise Sheiner and Kadija Yilla):

Is inflation dead or hibernating?

https://www.bis.org/speeches/sp201020.htm

Will Tech Improvements for Trading Services Switch the U.S. into a Net Exporter?

https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional-economist/fourth-quarter-2020/tech

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