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October 2020

From the barrel to the pump: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prices for petroleum products

Kevin M. Camp, David Mead, Stephen B. Reed, Christopher Sitter, Derek Wasilewski

This article details price movements for petroleum products in the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Book Reviews

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What can search frictions tell us about the labor market?

Adib Ahmad

This book uses a three-market economic model to describe how search frictions in the financial (credit), labor, and goods markets explain labor market volatility.

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Beyond BLS

How have lost market hours from the partial economic shutdown affected Americans?

Lisa N. Huynh

As total market hours decreased, home-production activity increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assessing multidimensional worker skill levels and their allocation in the U.S. labor market

Lawrence H. Leith

Economists model multidimensional skill levels among U.S. workers and examine how those skills are allocated in the labor market.

How did the 2005 hurricanes affect individuals’ long-term earnings?

Jeffrey A. Groen, Mark J. Kutzbach, Anne E. Polivka

Using linked survey and administrative data, researchers find that the effects of hurricanes may increase earnings over the long term but with varied outcomes.

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