COVID-19 Faculty Analysis & Perspectives

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, Stanford GSB faculty are providing analysis and perspective meant to guide and inform the decisions being made by policymakers.

In the Media
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Fast Company
August 28, 2020

This Interactive Tool Lets You Experiment with Different COVID-19 Reopening Strategies

Faculty members Mohammad Akbarpour and Shoshana Vasserman developed a new computer model that calculates the effects of COVID-19 reopening strategies.

In the Media

School Story & News Search

The New York Times

March 27, 2021

We Want Our Friends Back! (But Which Ones?)

Courtesy faculty member Laura L. Carstensen provides insights on post-pandemic behaviors, predicting that young adults will return to pre-COVID habits.

Growing Bolder

March 24, 2021

The Benefits of Age: 50+ Adults Report Higher Levels of Happiness during Pandemic

Courtesy faculty member Laura L. Carstensen discusses her findings on how people ages 50 and up report better coping mechanisms than young adult peers.

The New York Times

March 12, 2021

Why Older People Managed to Stay Happier through the Pandemic

Courtesy faculty member Laura L. Carstensen shares findings on how older people were happier throughout the pandemic due to emotional development.


March 10, 2021

Convalescent Plasma Strikes Out as COVID-19 Treatment

Courtesy faculty member Kevin Schulman provides thoughts on the logistics of convalescent plasma, the experimental treatment for COVID-19.

Reuters Breakingviews

March 08, 2021

Home Offices Risk a Diversity Disaster

Courtesy faculty member Nicholas A. Bloom provides insights on how women might have a lower promotion rate due to working from home.