Fall 2020

Introduction Letter

From The Editor

In these unprecedented times, real-time business research is becoming more and more important as we continue to grapple with the impact of this global pandemic. Since our world has been turned upside down, Carlson School faculty members have used their expertise as a force for good as we search for answers to a number of difficult questions.

This all-virtual edition of Discovery at Carlson focuses solely on COVID-19 and the many areas of business and society changed as a result. You'll learn about what it’s like to be a labor economist today, why a business school is tracking hospitalizations across the U.S., how the world looks now for international entrepreneurs, and more.  

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Connie Wanberg

U.S. Adults Say COVID-19 Negatively Affected Their Well-Being

Symptoms of depression are up and life satisfaction is down for U.S. adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Carlson School researchers from the Department of Work and Organizations. The examination of nationwide data also found that an individual’s socioeconomic status—their income and education —play an important factor in their own sense of well-being.