Throughout the developing COVID-19 emergency, Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute faculty have been active in helping entrepreneurs to access financial and professional resources, as well as advancing scholarly and public discourse on topics related to the pandemic and the appropriate public policy response.
How Government Leaders Violated Their Epistemic Duties During the SARS-Cov-2 Crisis
Chris Surprenant, co-authored with Jason Brennan (Georgetown University) and Eric Winsberg (University of South Florida)
Kennedy Institute Journal of Ethics (September 2020)
COVID-19 and Pre-Trial Detention
Mercatus Center Policy Brief (March 30, 2020)
African Americans and COVID-19: Beliefs, Behaviors and Vulnerability to Infection
Gregory Price, co-authored with University of New Orleans colleagues Elrya Kemp, Nicole Fuller, and Edna Faye
International Journal of Healthcare Management (forthcoming)
The Impact of Political Ideology on Concern and Behavior During COVID-19
Co-authored by Institute faculty Eric van Holm, Jake Monaghan, Dan Shahar, JP Messina, and Chris W. Surprenant
The Effect of Social Distancing on the Spread of Novel Coronavirus: Estimates from Linked State-Level Infection and American Time Use Survey Data
Co-authored by Institute faculty Gregory Price and Eric van Holm
Neighborhood Conditions and the Initial Outbreak of COVID-19: The Case of Louisiana
Eric van Holm, co-authored with Christopher Wyczalkowski (Georgia State University) and Prentiss Dantzler (Georgia State University)
Journal of Economics, Race and Policy: Special Issue on “The Economics and Political Economy of COVID-19
Gregory Price (guest editor)
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Chris Surprenant has worked with local businesses and entrepreneurs to provide and help secure funding and other resources for their businesses. Among other things, he has helped secure just over $1,000,000 in forgivable PPP loans to date for local business owners. If you or your business needs assistance securing financial resources, with tax or legal advice, or with other challenges you face, please contact us for assistance.
Beginning in March, Danny Shahar and JP Messina have volunteered with the NOLA Tree Project to deliver meals to housebound New Orleans residents. To date, they have delivered over 1,500 meals.
10th: Danny Shahar served as a NOLA Ready evacuation volunteer during a Smoothie King Center training exercise for New Orleans’ City-Assisted Evacuation process. The exercise was designed to test the city’s plans for navigating the unique challenges for evacuation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
25th: Chris Surprenant led a discussion with John Corvino, Dean of the Honors College at Wayne State University, on the appropriate aims of higher education and the current and future impacts of COVID-19. This discussion was co-sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies.
15th: Steve Mumford led the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s “Study on the State of Nonprofits in SE Louisiana Amidst COVID-19.”
15th: Chris Surprenant led a discussion with Ann Cudd, Provost of the University of Pittsburgh, on diversity and higher education, the impacts of COVID-19, and the appropriate priorities of colleges and universities going forward. This discussion was co-sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies.
9th: Greg Price was featured in an article in USA Today about the effects of the pandemic on HBCUs.
5th: Chris Surprenant appeared on the Free Thoughts Podcast, along with co-author Jason Brennan (Georgetown University) to discuss the problems with policing and punishment in the US—and how states’ responses to COVID-19 may provide good data to help initiate important reforms.
5th: J.P. Messina appeared on the podcast, The Good Stuff, to talk about philosophy’s usefulness for understanding and assessing norms and decisions, especially in times of crisis like COVID-19.
3rd: Jake Monaghan and Eric van Holm received a $5,000 award from the Institute for Humane Studies to support their work to measuring the emergence and transformation of norms aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic.
25th: Chris Surprenant led a discussion with Daniele Struppa, President of Chapman University, on COVID-19’s impact—current and future—on US higher education and what it has revealed about our colleges and universities. This discussion was co-sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies.
22nd: Chris Surprenant co-hosted in a webinar with Lynnette White-Colin (New Orleans Business Alliance) on “Resources and Advice for Small Business Owners.” The webinar was organized by the University of New Orleans Alumni Association.
8th: The University of New Orleans issued a press release on Greg Price and Eric van Holm’s surveying work on social distancing and the spread of COVID-19.
31st: Danny Shahar co-hosted a webinar with Bob Fischer (Texas State University) on “Teaching Philosophy Online: Tips for Delivering a Successful and Engaging Class.” The webinar was organized by Oxford University Press.
24th: Greg Price was interviewed at The Conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on HBCUs.