Weekly Review – April 8, 2021

This edition of the Weekly Review presents a summary of a case study on how municipalities in Puerto Rico organized an effective contact tracing program in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also include a video explainer of how PREPA’s four current processes are interrelated and how they may affect the cost and quality of service for the foreseeable future. Our Data Snapshot examines the recovery rate of the international economy and the potential threat to its growth.

El debate del PUA y el regreso al trabajo: ¿una falsa dicotomía?

De la reciente discusión pública en Puerto Rico sobre la Asistencia por Desempleo Pandémico y el retorno a los centros de trabajo parecería como si las prestaciones sociales fueran una especie de anatema para la inserción en el mercado laboral.  Ambas, sin embargo, deben mirarse de forma interrelacionada y requieren de una fina calibración por parte de los gobiernos.

Weekly Review – March 25, 2021

In this Weekly Review, we outline how Congress and the Biden administration can fix the “Medicaid cliff” problem once and for all, and we write about best practices in Europe and the new proposal by the E.U. to support employment and social assistance.

The PREPA-LUMA Agreement

Back in August 2020, CNE published a report that analyzed important aspects of the agreement between PREPA and LUMA Energy and offered specific recommendations to improve it. Given the recent public debate regarding this transaction, we are republishing a summary of our findings.

Weekly Review – March 18, 2021

Given the recent public debate regarding the agreement between PREPA and LUMA, we are republishing a summary of our findings in this Weekly Review. We also present a Q&A section on the EITC and a related #ThrowbackThursday.

EITC Questions & Answers

What exactly is the EITC? How does it help families in overcoming poverty and how does it promote labor force participation? Keep reading to find out.

A Short Note on Post-COVID Forecasting

There is no way to understate the profound impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our individual and collective lives. It is no surprise, then, that governments, businesses, and households are anxious to overcome this situation.