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“We’re in kind of a unique time where housing prices are rising disconnected from household income and part of that is because of the incredible amount of money, of finance involved in housing,” says Suzanne Lanyi Charles, associate professor of city & regional planning. 

Jura Liaukonyte, associate professor of applied economics and management, writes this opinion piece about multinational companies continuing business operations in Russia despite its invasion of Ukraine.

“We’re seeing much more churn than we’ve had before,” says Erica Groshen, senior labor market advisor who formerly headed the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Alexandra Cirone, assistant professor of government, says that Elon Musk may use his new stake in Twitter “to try to influence Twitter practices” and for a “more active play in the social media eco-system”. 

Miguel Gómez, professor of applied economics and policy, says that branded fruits require heavy marketing investment as well as intellectual property trademark protections. 

“The AFL-CIO, the Teamsters, the UFCW, SEIU – all those unions who have been claiming that they were going to organize Amazon – now they're going to pay attention,” says Patricia Campos-Medina, director of the Worker Institute.

NASA recently announced that it had detected more than 5,000 exoplanets. Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy, says, “Wouldn’t it be incredible to find more than one habitable world around one star?”

Nicholas Mulder, assistant professor of history, discusses sanctions on Russia on the Ezra Klein Show.

María Cristina García, professor of history, says that in dealing with Ukrainian refugees, President Biden appears to be motivated by broader foreign policy goals in Europe, rather than racial bias. 

 

The Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings Project, a joint effort between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Cornell, have been helping amphibians migrate since 2005.

“We did see that couples who pool their finances are less likely to break up than couples who keep their finances separate,” says Emily Garbinsky, associate professor of marketing and management communication, who co-authored the study.

“Either Putin is getting terrible economic advice or he is going further off the rails in his hatred for the West,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of international trade policy. “It would be cheaper for foreign importers to pay for Russia’s exports in a currency that is collapsing in value, but it is difficult to acquire rubles and make payments in a manner that avoids the sanctions.”