Switzerland Vol.4 (University of St. Gallen, etc.)


https://twitter.com/HSGStGallen/status/1203944447391739904


https://twitter.com/whhampton/status/1251055418689888256


https://twitter.com/swiss_un/status/1196776406543486976


World Vol.15 (U.S. universities)


World Vol.10 (#CoronaVirus – impact on global economy)

The below excerpts are on our own.

Coronavirus is fast becoming an ‘economic pandemic’ (w Video; 02/24/2020) | @CNN
The International Air Transport Association, for example, warned last week that coronavirus could cost global carriers nearly $30 billion in lost revenue. Global demand would drop by 4.7%, the first decline since the financial crisis.
The group’s estimate was based, however, on the disruption caused by SARS when it ripped through China in 2003. That virus caused real economic damage over a period of months, including for airlines, but the sharp decline in activity was “followed by an equally quick recovery,” according to IATA.
“We don’t yet know exactly how the [current] outbreak will develop and whether it will follow the same profile as SARS or not,” IATA warned. …

Economy Faces a Coronavirus Challenge as Markets Swoon: Central bankers and administration officials alike are unsure how the virus will affect American economic growth. (02/24/2020) | @nytimes
Markets on Monday had priced in a 75 percent chance of a rate cut as of the Fed’s June meeting, based on a CME Group tracker. The chance of a move that soon was priced at less than 50 percent a week ago.
The outbreaks in Italy and South Korea suggest that the virus “may be on the brink of morphing into a global pandemic,” Krishna Guha at Evercore ISI wrote in a note to clients, announcing that he and his colleagues had raised their estimate of the probability of a Fed rate cut this year to 45 percent. …
“It’s hard to try to figure out how to be pre-emptive in a set of issues that have to do with health issues, but which then may go into supply chains,” Roger Ferguson, a former Fed vice chairman who is now the chief executive at TIAA…
“The question for us really is: What will be the effects on the U.S. economy? Will they be persistent? Will they be material?” Jerome H. Powell…

Fear that the coronavirus will turn into a global economic pandemic is building:Stock-market plunge on Monday highlights angst over the failure to halt the virus’s spread (02/24/2020) | @MarketWatch
Near-panic over a spreading coronavirus sheared more than 1,000 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -3.56% on Monday, with more and more companies having followed in Apple’s AAPL, -4.75% footsteps by warning of lower sales and supply disruptions…
The U.S. economy has been shielded from direct impacts of the virus, but the side effects are becoming more evident each day. Declining travel. Fewer foreign tourists. Supply bottlenecks for automobile makers and tech companies. The closure in China of popular American retail chain stores such as Starbucks SBUX, -3.25% and McDonald’s MCD, -1.09%…
… The globe hasn’t suffered from a true pandemic since the Spanish flu in 1918 swept the world and killed up to an estimated 100 million people. …
The U.S. would seem to be more immune from the baleful effects of the virus because it relies far more heavily on economic activity inside the country than other rich nations. …

Fear of coronavirus, rather than virus itself, hits economies (25/02/2020) | @livemint,@WSJ
The body’s immune response to infection is often more painful than the infection itself. The same is true of epidemics and the economy.
As with terrorist attacks and financial crises, epidemics generate widespread uncertainty and sometimes panic. Government authorities and private individuals often respond by drastically reducing exposure to the shock, amplifying its global economic impact.
The stock market’s steep drop on Monday reflected fears that as the coronavirus spreads to other countries, the reaction may be as draconian as it has been in China. …
… Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins University. …
Lawrence Gostin, director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University…
Goldman Sachs, for example, projects a 0.8 percentage point hit to U.S. annualized growth in the current quarter from reduced tourism, exports and supply chain disruptions, with most of that reversed by year-end. But “risks…are skewed towards a larger hit because a change in the news flow could lead to increased risk aversion—less travel, commuting or shopping.”…
Peter Berezin, chief global strategist at BCA Research…

If the virus infected a billion people, as the swine flu did in 2009 and 2010, 20 million could die… Dow drops more than 1,000 as coronavirus outbreak threatens the economy (w Video; 02/24/2020) | @fox8news,@AP
The Dow fell 833 points, or 2.9%, to 28,158 as of 3:15 p.m. Eastern time. At its low point, it lost 1,079 points. The S&P 500 index skidded 91 points, or 2.8%, to 3,245. The Nasdaq dropped 292 points, or 3.1%, to 9,283.
Germany’s DAX slid 4% and Italy’s benchmark index dropped 5.4%. South Korea’s Kospi shed 3.9% and markets in Asia fell broadly. …
U.S. government bonds are seen as some of the safest possible investments, and investors have been piling into them throughout 2020, even as stocks overcame stumbles to set more record highs. A bond’s yield falls when its price rises, and the 10-year Treasury has been in such demand that its yield has plunged to 1.38% from roughly 1.90% at the start of the year.
The 10-year yield on Monday touched its lowest point in three years, falling from 1.47% late Friday, and it was near its intraday record low of 1.325% set in July 2016, according to Tradeweb. The 30-year Treasury yield fell further after setting its own record low, down to 1.84% from 1.92% late Friday.
Traders are increasingly certain that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at least once in 2020 to help prop up the economy. They’re pricing in a nearly 95% probability of a cut this year, according to CME Group. A month ago, they saw only a 68% probability. …

Dow closes down 1,000 points as coronavirus fears slam Wall Street: All three major indices plummeted Monday as fears grew that the epidemic would begin to choke supply chains worldwide. (w Video; 02/24/2020) | @NBCNews
The market sell-off came amid a significant uptick in reported cases of the disease in Europe, pushing investors to ditch stocks and buy up safe-haven assets like gold, which hit a seven-year high.
The virus has already stalled the travel industry and shuttered factories in several countries, and it has slammed luxury goods retailers, casino operators and tech companies. …
… The Borsa Italiana, Italy’s stock exchange, slid by 6 percent, its worst day in almost four years. …

Stocks plunge on slowing growth, coronavirus fears: Dow plunges 600 points, leading all three major U.S. indexes in steep fall (02/01/2020) | @washingtonpost
Ivan Feinseth of Tigress Financial partners views the scare as a potential opportunity for investors.
“History has shown that any selloffs in stocks driven by health scares have been short-lived and did little to change the upward ascent of stocks in the past,” Feinseth said. “The S&P 500 gained 31 percent in 1997 even in the face of a combination of the Avian flu epidemic, the Asian financial crisis, the Russian sovereign debt default, and the collapse of Long-Term Capital Management.”…
Coronavirus: How Fast to 100,000 Infected? (01/30/2020) | @nasdaq
Illumina, Inovio, Moderna, Novavax; NVIDIA …
How Coronavirus Affects the Economy (02/24/2020) | @NRO
U.S. stock indexes are down roughly 3 percent today…
Information uncertainty. China’s leadership has been sending mixed messages…

Coronavirus: The Global Economic Threat (PDF; 02/02/2020) | @MoodysAnalytics
…the disruption caused by the coronavirus will cut more than 2 percentage points from Chinese real GDP growth at an annualized rate in the first quarter of this year and 0.8 percentage point from growth for all of 2020 (although this may not show up in official GDP statistics from China). U.S. real GDP growth will be reduced by 0.45 percentage point at an annualized rate in the first quarter and 0.15 percentage point for the year. …
… Research published by the Brookings Institution using another model of the Asian economy estimated that SARS cost the Chinese economy close to 1 percentage point in real GDP in 2003. Hong Kong’s economy was hit even harder. …

How the coronavirus could affect the products you see – or don’t – in stores (02/24/2020) | @USATODAYmoney
While many Chinese factories are shuttered and Chinese consumer demand is slack, U.S. exports to China will suffer, including computer chips, plant equipment and aircraft, Zandi says. The Trump administration’s Phase 1 trade deal with China calls for $200 billion in additional U.S. shipments to that country – a target that some analysts viewed as a stretch. The outbreak further reduces the odds of reaching that goal. …

Coronavirus: Just a body blow, or a black swan for the economy? (02/23/2020) | @PhillyInquirer
Coronavirus travel barriers, business closures can harm the world economy: experts (w Video; 02/02/2020) | @globalnews,@AP
Coronavirus in China: How the outbreak could impact investors (w Video; 01/23/2020) | @CBSNews
China’s coronavirus impact on the economy (28/01/2020) | @ING_Economics
SEC Warns Investors of Coronavirus Investment Scams (02/10/2020) | @FinAd_IQ
Coronavirus: Implications for Investors (29/01/2020) | @AmundiPioneer
How coronavirus fears could impact your investment portfolio (w Video; 02/02/2020) | @CBCNews
How Virus Impact Has Altered Investment Calls Around the World (w Video; 02/06/2020) | @markets
The coronavirus outbreak and your portfolio (02/07/2020) | @Jerusalem_Post
Zoom Stock Climbs On Coronavirus Spread, With Earnings Due Next Week (02/24/2020) | @IBDinvestors
3 Smart Ways to Invest While Coronavirus Fears Spike: Heading to the sidelines would be a regrettable decision. (02/06/2020) | @themotleyfool
These Investment Opportunities Stem From the Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak (w Video; 01/28/2020) | @cheddar


Massachusetts Vol.6 (Harvard University)


Massachusetts Vol.5 (Harvard University)

Centers & Initiatives | @Kennedy_School
Programs & Projects | @BelferCenter
Links | @HKS_BizGov
Policy Briefs | @HarvardAsh
OUR PARTNERS | @DataSmartCities
News Business & Practices Research | @ShorensteinCtr
Publications | @harvardcpl
Get Involved | @harvardiop
Ideas | @InequalityHKS
@HarvardBSC | @HarvardCID
PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA | @CarrCenter
Programs & Initiatives | @TaubmanCenter
Research | @wapppHKS
Kennedy School Review | @HarvardKSR

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs | @HarvardWCFIA
Projects & Initiatives | @HarvardCMES
Program on U.S.-Japan Relations | @HarvardUSJapan
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies | @EuropeAtHarvard
Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) / Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations | @GlobHistHarvard
History Department | @Harvard_History

FACULTY & RESEARCH – Initiatives & Projects | @HarvardHBS
BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT | @HBSBEI
DIGITAL INITIATIVE | @digHBS
ENTREPRENEURSHIP | @HBSRock
THE FORUM FOR GROWTH & INNOVATION | @HBS_Forum
GENDER | @HBSGender
HEALTH CARE | @HBSHEALTH
INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGY & COMPETITIVENESS | @MICHAELEPORTER
Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard | @LISHarvard
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE | @HBSSEI
WORKING KNOWLEDGE | @HBSWK
Harvard Business Review | @HarvardBiz

The Case Studies Blog | @Harvard_Law
The Case Studies | @HLSCaseStudies
Center on the Legal Profession | @HLS_CLP
Daily Blog – Program on Negotiation | @HarvardNegoti8
Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program | @HNMCP
Projects – Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society | @BKCHarvard
Environmental & Energy Law Program | @HarvardEELP
Harvard Environmental Law Review | @HarvardELR
Human Rights Program | @HarvardLawHRP
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review | @HarvardCRCL
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy | @HarvardACS
Harvard Law and Policy Review | @hlpronline
HARVARD LAW REVIEW | @HarvLRev

Harvard Innovation Labs | @innovationlab
Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab | @harvardlifelab
HARVARD CATALYST | @HarvardCatalyst
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | @hseas
Wyss Institute | @wyssinstitute
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study | @RadInstitute
Degree Programs – Graduate School of Arts and Sciences | @HarvardGSAS
Harvard Science | @HarvardResearch

Advanced Leadership Initiative | @ALIHarvard
Harvard Extension School | @HarvardExt
Office for the Arts at Harvard | @harvardarts
The Harvard Art Museums | @harvartmuseums
The Harvard Crimson | @thecrimson
Harvard Magazine | @HarvardMagazine
Harvard University Press | @Harvard_Press
Schools | @Harvard

Sustainability | @GreenHarvard
Graduate School of Design | @HarvardGSD
Harvard Medical School | @harvardmed
Harvard Health Publishing – Harvard Medical School | @HarvardHealth
Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment | @HarvardCCHANGE
Department of Environmental Health | @HarvardEnvHlth
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health | @HarvardChanSPH
DEPARTMENT of CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL BIOLOGY | @HarvardCCB
HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL | @HarvardDivinity


Canada Vol.20 (University of Toronto)

https://twitter.com/UofT/status/1138446363757355008
https://twitter.com/UofT/status/1123286149844361216


UK Vol.145 (universities)

https://twitter.com/CovUniTechPark/status/1138703808987586561


https://twitter.com/UoMSEERIH/status/1118831434779774976


https://twitter.com/UoB_Engineering/status/1116697166574227457
https://twitter.com/SU_engIMPACT/status/1129357420260679680


https://twitter.com/BathCBOS/status/1120360405891780609

https://twitter.com/OfficialUoM/status/1126017639032090624
https://twitter.com/ICEnterpriseLab/status/1118441527603269632


https://twitter.com/cardiffmet/status/1118820575131074560
https://twitter.com/SwanseaUni/status/1118517317565132802
https://twitter.com/WelshRugbyUnion/status/1118812496847101952


https://twitter.com/AberUni/status/1109384358656425984


https://twitter.com/SussexUni/status/1072067831683010560


Wisconsin Vol.9 (University of Wisconsin, Madison)


https://twitter.com/BadgerFootball/status/1127366391831638016


https://twitter.com/UWMadison/status/1127276840752697344
https://twitter.com/UWMadison/status/1126571992994467843


https://twitter.com/UWMadison/status/1120385853598195713


https://twitter.com/UWMadison/status/1093636872457330691


https://twitter.com/WisAlumni/status/1125808008045289472


Pinned tweets, etc.

For the United States, you can search by putting each state’s name or “US Policy Changes” into the search box.

For European Union, you can check out
http://worldsolutions.work/tag/eu/ .

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U.S. universities and colleges Vol.2 (national liberal arts colleges)


U.S. universities and colleges Vol.1 (national liberal arts colleges)


https://twitter.com/WilliamsCollege/status/1056949353397530624


California Vol.13 (University of California, Riverside / San Francisco)

https://twitter.com/UC_Newsroom/status/1055224944181817344


https://twitter.com/UCRiverside/status/1045312100111855616


Texas Vol.5 (University of Texas at Austin)


https://twitter.com/TheLBJSchool/status/1062778339000229889


https://twitter.com/UTexasLaw/status/1012726138794381312


https://twitter.com/CockrellSchool/status/1063105810165911553


California Vol.7 (corporations)


https://twitter.com/Qualcomm/status/1035597340801941504


https://twitter.com/WilliamsSonoma/status/1038577729283792896


https://twitter.com/calpizzakitchen/status/1017866788711698433


https://twitter.com/eBayForBusiness/status/1035278580203352064


https://twitter.com/99Only/status/1027930802359861249


https://twitter.com/Nasdaq/status/1023959979001368582


California Vol.4


https://twitter.com/MillerTyrus/status/1033796422984855552


https://twitter.com/ucimind/status/1022892608106840065


Colorado Vol.2


https://twitter.com/j_zelikova/status/974288609833508864


https://twitter.com/CSUEngineering/status/1022859152308064256


https://twitter.com/CSUNaturalSci/status/1020369752311541760


US Policy Changes Vol.80 (Middle East Vol.6)

Great stuff!


Are Oil Prices Heading for Another Spike? (01/31/2018) | Carmen Reinhart, Vincent Reinhart @ProSyn @BelferCenter
OPEC’s Misleading Narrative About World Oil Supply (w PDF; March 2017) | Leonardo Maugeri @BelferCenter
Inside the Middle East Q&A: Ali Ahmad on Nuclear Power and Energy in the Middle East (Podcast; 02/20/2018) | @BelferCenter
A Lasting Defeat: The Campaign to Destroy ISIS (October 2017) | Ash Carter @BelferCenter
The Syrian crisis: A reckoning and a road map (09/12/2017) | Itamar Rabinovich @BrookingsInst
Don’t underestimate Kurdistan’s resilience (09/22/2017) | Ranj Alaaldin @BrookingsInst
A political surge is what’s needed in Afghanistan (05/30/2017) | Douglas Lute @thehill
Is it time for India to play a role in Israeli-Palestinian peace? (02/22/2018) | Kadira Pethiyagoda @BrookingInst
Who is responsible for solving Gaza’s massive electricity crisis? (02/05/2018) | Diana B. Greenwald @washingtonpost
Iran and Israel face off in Syria, as if it wasn’t complicated enough (02/13/2018) | Dror Michman and Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud @Brookingsinst
A Poorly Negotiated Saudi Nuclear Deal Could Damage Future Regional Relationships (02/05/2018) | Henry Sokolski, William H. Tobey @TheNatlInterest
Saudi Reforms Get a Boost From Google (02/04/2018) | Karen Elliott House @WSJ
Trump, Jerusalem, and a dispensable Arab region (12/06/2017) | Rami G. Khouri @agenceglobal
Jerusalem: securing spaces in holy places (07/31/2017) | Beverley Milton-Edwards @BrookingsInst
Jerusalem: After 30 years of hope and failure, what’s next for Israel/Palestine? (12/13/2017) | Hady Amr @BrookingsInst
Has Israel Grown Too Dependent on the United States? (02/05/2018) | Chuck Freilich @mosaicmag
How much does BDS threaten Israel’s economy? (01/26/2018) | Dany Bahar and Natan Sachs @BrookingsInst
The two things that will determine Netanyahu’s fate (02/15/2018) | Natan Sachs @BrookingsInst
Trump Wants to Attack North Korea? He Should Learn from Israel First (02/01/2018) | David Ignatius @washingtonpost
Cooperation in the Libya WMD Disarmament Case (PDF) | William Tobey
Verifying the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and Providing Assurance against Breakout (w PDF; February 2018) | John Carlson @BelferCenter
The World Doesn’t Need Any More Nuclear Strategies (02/06/2018) | Stephen M. Walt @ForeignPolicy


Free papers, reports, et al. Vol.35

@WSlightly’s tweets.


Free papers, reports, et al. Vol.32

https://twitter.com/swarthmore/status/930464889029750785


Free papers, reports, et al. Vol.29

@wsi_usa’s RTs.


Free papers, reports, et al. Vol.26

Here are tweets of great stuff retweeted by @_WorldSolutions.


UK Vol.107 (Wales Vol.6)


UK Wales southwalesargus
UK Wales CreativeCardiff


Free papers, reports, et al. Vol.22 (Professor Richard H. Thaler – 2017 Nobel Economics Prize laureate – Vol.2)

Here are tweets which include videos, articles, papers, et al. on *Professor Thaler’s winning the 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
* the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business


xhttps://twitter.com/EightyNine10/status/807981347763535872


US Policy Changes Vol.73 (US business school professors Vol.6)

Here is a part of U.S. business schools’ tweets on economic/social/technological issues in which their professors/alumni are featured, quoted, et al. (mainly those from September to November 2017). Great stuff!
[We don’t have affiliations with these schools or people.]


https://twitter.com/wvucobe/status/930549103196454912


https://twitter.com/wvucobe/status/861953297082613762


https://twitter.com/HaslamUT/status/909776894148608001


US Policy Changes Vol.72 (US business school professors Vol.5)

Here is a part of U.S. business schools’ tweets on economic/social/technological issues in which their professors/alumni are featured, quoted, et al. (mainly those from September to November 2017). Great stuff!
[We don’t have affiliations with these schools or people.]


https://twitter.com/NU_Business/status/920297114319704065


https://twitter.com/FordhamNYC/status/912749828945432578