2019–20 Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious viral respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as “novel coronavirus.” Reports in December 2019, from Wuhan, China, first cited the disease, which has spread globally, resulting in the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic that affects people and businesses worldwide.


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The challenges aren’t just technological. They’re managerial.

Cal Newport

The New Yorker, 2020

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History shows COVID-19’s economic fallout may be with us for decades

Òscar Jordà et al.

IMF, 2020

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How the pandemic broke online shopping

Amanda Mull

The Atlantic, 2020

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Governments stopped the world in its tracks during the pandemic — and our relationship to the economy will never be the same again.

Bruno Macaes

Foreign Policy, 2020

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The firms are all too eager to help the government manage the coronavirus crisis.

Franklin Foer

The Atlantic, 2020

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David Dollar et al.

Brookings Institution, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic’s office exodus risks diminishing company culture unless leaders take action to support it.

Jennifer Howard-Grenville

MIT Sloan Management Review, 2020

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From airlines to Starbucks, a massive part of our economy hinges on white-collar workers returning to the office.

Steve LeVine

Medium, 2020

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Peter Kendall

The Washington Post, 2020

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New research measuring the value-risk proposition of different business openings offers insights and strategies for how to minimize pandemic transmission risk.

Seth G. Benzell et al.

MIT Sloan Management Review, 2020

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