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Alicia Sasser Modestino for Northeastern Global News

The recovery of the US economy after the COVID-19 pandemic hinges on federal support

The recovery of the US economy after the COVID-19 pandemic hinges on federal support

How will the economy bounce back after COVID-19?

How will the economy bounce back after COVID-19?

Is there implicit gender bias in the field of economics?

Is there implicit gender bias in the field of economics?

New research shows that men and women are treated very differently at economic seminars, which are critical to professional growth.
Northeastern University researchers are designing the future of work, starting with collaborative robots for processing seafood
A soft gripper attachment holds a fake fish in Taşkın Padır's lab in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Northeastern University researchers are designing the future of work, starting with collaborative robots for processing seafood

Researchers at Northeastern are designing robots to make the seafood processing industry safer and more comfortable for human workers.
Why people are less likely to enroll in college when the economy is doing well
Counter-cyclical trends in college enrollment, and especially graduate school enrollment, are par for the course, says Alicia Sasser Modestino, a Northeastern professor who has studied the relationship between employer demands and the labor market.

Why people are less likely to enroll in college when the economy is doing well

Greater Boston Housing Report Card underscores housing challenges in the city
The Greater Boston Housing Report Card graded cities and towns in Massachusetts on a number of factors, including how many units they’ve produced over the past five years, whether they are producing enough housing relative to their size, and the degree of diversity in their population. Photo by iStock.

Greater Boston Housing Report Card underscores housing challenges in the city

There are not enough homes for everyone; homelessness is on the rise; and modern zoning practices perpetuate racial and economic segregation.
Northeastern University researchers in business, health sciences, engineering, and public policy are working to curb opioid addiction before it starts

Northeastern University researchers in business, health sciences, engineering, and public policy are working to curb opioid addiction before it starts

Northeastern researchers are working to determine whether a drug made to curb opioid cravings can be used to prevent addiction.
Bitcoin, wage stagnation, and geopolitics: the global economy in 2018

Bitcoin, wage stagnation, and geopolitics: the global economy in 2018

Looking through the glass ceiling: Symposium examines state of women’s advancement

Looking through the glass ceiling: Symposium examines state of women’s advancement

How Trump’s deportation plan could damage the economy

How Trump’s deportation plan could damage the economy