Every September, academics and industry leaders converge to compete in the ImageNet Challenge (ILSVRC), an annual computer vision competition that invites participants to develop software programs that can correctly classify and detect images stored in ImageNet’s large visual database.
If you call a 1-800 number and endure the hold music for long enough, you can reasonably expect to reach a customer service representative. If you choose to lodge a complaint via social media, on the other hand, it can be difficult to predict what level of response you will elicit. Some interactions between customers and brands may lead nowhere, while others may ignite a media firestorm.
Twice a year, the Simon Business School, together with the economics department at University of Rochester, participates in a joint public policy conference alongside the NYU Stern School of Business and Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
In March 2020, the US stock market experienced wild fluctuations as the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic sent shock waves through the economy. Corporate debt markets were hit even harder, with Investment Grade (IG) falling by 20%, about as large as high-yield debt, and of a similar order of magnitude as stocks.
If last year’s CARES Act was designed to shield Americans from the economic onslaught of COVID-19, this year’s American Rescue Plan Act was intended to deal a lethal blow. Did it succeed? It’s complicated.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office just issued its latest Long-Term Budget Outlook, and the outlook is bleak. The CBO projects that the national debt held by the public will reach twice the size of the entire economy (measured in terms of gross domestic product, or GDP) by 2050—and that’s if interest rates don’t shoot up in the interim.
In fiscal policy, as in battle, a blunt instrument is usually better than none at all. That has certainly been the case when it comes to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the country’s largest stimulus package since World War II.