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Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham

  • The Conversations on an Anonymous Economics Forum Are Troubling—and Elite Schools Are Part of the Problem

    Yale SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and Kyle Jensen and their former colleague Florian Ederer presented a study showing that anonymous racist and sexist posts on the popular Economics Job Market Rumors website were coming from top universities.

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  • Once COVID Vaccines Were Introduced, More Republicans Died Than Democrats

    A new Yale study co-authored by SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham found that once vaccines were introduced, the rate of excess deaths among Republicans and Democrats began to diverge.

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  • Are Student Loans Worth It?

    We asked SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, whose current work focuses on assessing the costs and benefits of debtor protection policies and understanding the role that consumer debt plays in the macroeconomy, to put President Biden’s decision to forgive student debt in context.

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  • Medicare Helps Close Racial Gaps in Access to Healthcare

    In a new study, Yale SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and his co-authors use the transition to Medicare eligibility to test whether universal health coverage can help reduce racial disparities in health.

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  • To Stop a Pandemic in Its Tracks, Coordinate across Borders

    New research co-authored by Yale SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham shows that a proactive approach, in which jurisdictions respond to infections in neighboring areas, can dramatically lower spread in the early stages of an epidemic.

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  • Does Health Insurance Improve Individuals’ Financial Health?

    In a new paper, Yale SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and his co-authors find that when Americans turn 65 and start to receive health insurance through Medicare, there is a measurable decline in debt, particularly in the South and among those with the greatest debt.

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  • Making Sense of A Record-Breaking Wave of Unemployment Claims

    A greater share of Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the week ending March 21 than in any prior week in American history. We asked Yale SOM's Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham for his perspective on this alarming statistic.

    Jessie Morancy, a former wheelchair and customer service agent at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, filing unemployment benefits on March 27 after being laid off. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.
  • Study Finds Declaring Bankruptcy May Not Hurt Future Employment Prospects

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans declared bankruptcy during the Great Recession. A new study co-authored by Yale SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham examines the effect on their employment prospects.

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  • Single Women Get Lower Returns from Housing Investments

    A new study from Yale SOM’s Kelly Shue and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham finds that single women who buy and sell real estate lose out on an average of $1,600 per year.

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  • Forgiving Debts May Boost Employment During Recessions

    In an analysis of the Great Recession, Yale SOM's Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and his co-authors found that debt relief increased employment by up to 2% nationwide.

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