Jim Sullivan

Jim Sullivan

Gilbert F. Schaefer College Professor of Economics
Economics

447 Flanner Hall
574-631-7587
sullivan.197@nd.edu

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The Washington Post

Jobless claims hit new pandemic low for third straight week, as labor market picks up

Business Insider

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women varies by race and ethnicity, according to a new analysis

The Washington Post

547,000 Americans filed jobless claims, a new pandemic low

NBC News

Poverty soared to a pandemic high last month

Politico

Poverty rate rose to pandemic high ahead of new stimulus

Business Insider

One chart shows how pandemic poverty reached a new high in March

Bloomberg

U.S. Poverty Rate Rose to Pandemic High Ahead of New Stimulus

MarketWatch

Despite falling unemployment, America’s poverty rate just reached the highest level since the pandemic began

Marketplace

How recipients will spend COVID relief payments depends on their income

Audio
CNN

US poverty is still high, but stimulus is stopping it from getting worse

Bloomberg

Warren Buffett Becomes Sixth Member of $100 Billion Club

Business Insider

Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus could drastically cut poverty, studies say

What's in Joe Biden's stimulus plan?

Forbes

Senate Passes Next Stimulus Package, Inching It Closer To Becoming Law

Forbes

House Passes $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package—Now It’s Up To The Senate

Yahoo

Stimulus measures helped lift 1.6 million Americans out of poverty

The Hill

COVID-19 economic relief should focus on those hit hardest

The New York Times

A Year of Hardship, Helped and Hindered by Washington

Bloomberg

U.S. Child-Poverty Crisis Spurs Stepped-Up Efforts in Congress

The Washington Post

Opinion: It’s encouraging that reducing child poverty is now a bipartisan aspiration

Yahoo

Poverty increased most in states with poorer unemployment benefit systems

Bloomberg

Over 6 Million Added to Food Stamp Rolls as Pandemic Surged

Reuters

COVID-19 pummels U.S. economy in 2020; performance weakest in 74 years

Forbes

Report: American Billionaires Have Added More Than $1 Trillion In Wealth During Pandemic

Fox News

Over 8M Americans have fallen into poverty as COVID-19 relief benefits expired

CNN

America's billionaires have grown $1.1 trillion richer during the pandemic

Bloomberg

U.S. Suffers Sharpest Rise in Poverty Rate in More Than 50 Years

Newsweek

U.S. Records Worst Poverty Spike Since 1960s, Black Americans Hit Hardest

Business Insider

8 million Americans have fallen into poverty in recent months as government benefits lapse, a new study finds

CNBC

Biden claims his $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan will cut child poverty in half — here’s how

CNN

How Trump's most consequential policies have changed America

CNN

US debt surged by $7 trillion under Trump. It will go much higher under Biden

CNBC

The legacy of 2020: Riches for the wealthy, well educated and often White, financial pain for others

The Hill

Why 2020 really was the worst year ever

CNN

This billionaire warns that America's massive wealth gap could lead to conflict

The Washington Post

Religious nonprofits scramble to get enough donations to match the surge in community needs

Our Sunday Visitor

Opening the Word: The horizon opens

Business Insider

Congressional leaders strike a long-awaited stimulus deal: $600 checks and $300 federal weekly unemployment benefits for Americans

The Washington Post

Congress extends pandemic aid for the jobless and renters. Here’s what you need to know.

CBS News

U.S. poverty jumps the most in 60 years

The Washington Post

Take the deal, Congress. Then immediately start working on the next one.

CNBC

Billionaire MacKenzie Scott: Pandemic made the rich richer while wrecking others; donating money gives me hope

The Washington Post

A time to splurge or a time to scrape by: Holidays expose widening disparity among U.S. families

CBS News

50 years of tax cuts for the rich failed to trickle down, economics study says

CNBC

Without more jobless benefits, almost 5 million people will fall into poverty, including 1.3 million kids

The Washington Post

The Daily 202: Picking Buttigieg for Transportation shows Biden taking a Swiss Army knife approach to filling Cabinet

The Washington Post

Nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer

The Hill

Nearly 8 million Americans fell into poverty since June: study

Business Insider

Nearly 8 million Americans fell below the poverty line since the summer as the government stopped writing checks for stimulus, unemployment, and small business aid

Forbes

Largest Increase In U.S. Poverty Recorded In 2020

Forbes

A $900 Billion Covid-19 Aid Compromise Is Coming Together And Some Progressives Aren’t Happy

The New York Times

What Happens to the Unemployed When the Checks Run Out

CNN

Economists to Bernie Sanders: Don't kill the relief bill over stimulus checks

BBC News

Unemployed in the USA: 'I don’t know what to do'

Vox

Joe Biden is taking office amid a poverty crisis

Bloomberg

Decades of Gains Over U.S. Poverty At Risk of Being Wiped Out

Business Insider

When the $600 weekly bonus unemployment payments stopped, poverty rates in the US increased, new research shows

NBC News

Poverty rate spiked when $600 stimulus payments expired, study finds

The Washington Post

Since May, 8 million Americans have plunged into poverty.

NPR

Economics Lessons From The Pandemic

The New Yorker

The Great Coronavirus Divide: Wall Street Profits Surge as Poverty Rises

Fox News

Poverty rises amid coronavirus stimulus stalemate despite bright spot early in pandemic: researchers

The New York Times

8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up

The Economist

Zoom and gloom

Vox

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s proposals could cut poverty in half

Marketplace

Where’s the safety net for laid-off workers?

Audio
The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Incomes Up, Poverty Rate Down in 2019

phys.org

Real-time estimates show poverty rose after government benefits expired

Business Insider

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled a stimulus plan to send a 2nd round of $1,200 direct payments and reinstate federal unemployment benefits

The Washington Post

Money to stop evictions could also help stop crime

CNN

With Congress stalled, a second round of stimulus checks won't be coming anytime soon

Quartz

The US unemployment benefits that reduced poverty during the pandemic are about to expire

Vox

Congress’s Covid-19 rescue plan was bigger than the New Deal. It’s about to end.

The Economist

America’s huge stimulus is having surprising effects on the poor

Business Insider

The $600 federal bump in unemployment benefits will end a week earlier than expected for millions of Americans

CNN

Trump administration open to a second round of stimulus payments. Here's what that could look like

Marketplace

Stimulus checks and unemployment keeping millions out of poverty, for now

Business Insider

A top Trump economic adviser says the next wave of stimulus checks should go to 'people who lost their jobs and are most in need'

Business Insider

US poverty fell in April and May due to federal relief programs, even as COVID-19 ravaged the economy, new study suggests

The Washington Post

Two new studies show massive federal assistance prevented people from falling into poverty amid the lockdowns.

Business Insider

Trump says Americans will get another round of stimulus payments if Congress can pass another relief deal

Fox News

Poverty rate fell in April, May because of coronavirus relief payments, researchers say

phys.org

New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective

Slate

Congress’ Coronavirus Response Might Have Cut the Poverty Rate

The New York Times

Vast Federal Aid Has Capped Rise in Poverty, Studies Find