War in in Ukraine and supply issues
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COVID-19 and supply chains
Since the start of the Russian war against Ukraine, Anna Nagurney has been called on to discuss how the war is impacting shipments of food around the world, threatening to worsen shortages.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nagurney was a go-to expert to discuss supply chain issues related to the crisis.
Her commentary and analysis has been sought by news organizations including the New York Times, the Associated Press, NPR, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal.
Brown University: Ph.D., Applied Mathematics
Brown University: Sc.M., Applied Mathematics
Brown University: A.B., Russian Language and Literature
Brown University: Sc.B., Applied Mathematics
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How Does the Absence of Ukranian Grain Affect the World Market?
Anna Nagurney says, “When Russia pulled out of the Black Sea Grain Initiative just a few weeks ago, we saw a rise in wheat prices of about 10% [and] corn prices, about 8 or 9%, so clearly the escalation in prices is adding to inflation,” Nagurney says. “It’s adding also to global food insecurity.”
Russia Launches Barrage of Strikes Across Ukraine, Targeting Infrastructure
The Wall Street Journal print
By Monday evening, swaths of the bustling capital were cloaked in darkness. Commuters and families used cellphone flashlights to navigate the streets. “It’s creating a lot of havoc. The Ukrainians are so resilient. They’re trying to rebuild and restore electric power, but still you have blackouts and winter is approaching,” said Anna Nagurney, a U.S. professor who is a member of the international academic board at the Kyiv School of Economics.
Supply chain disruptions cause ongoing shortages nationwide
Anna Nagurney is interviewed on global supply chain issues, this time related to tampons and hot sauce.
Global Food Prices Are at A Record High
Anna Nagurney discusses Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian food exports, and how this is affecting global food prices and supply.
Finance heads urged to boost fight against food insecurity
Associated Press online
Anna Nagurney is quoted once again about the impact that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having on the global food supply and the potentiality for mass food insecurity.
25 Investigates: Congestion in MA could exceed pre-pandemic levels
Boston 25 News tv
Anna Nagurney comments on the increase in vehicular traffic affecting Massachusetts, and the fear that traffic congestion may exceed pre-pandemic levels.
The Quest for a Coronavirus Vaccine
Anna Nagurney discusses the challenges of keeping vaccines cold from the point of manufacture until they are administered to people around the world.
Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access
Associated Press print
Anna Nagurney says the need to keep a COVID-19 at a low temperature from the point of manufacture to patient delivery could leave 3 billion people without access to a-19 vaccine.
COVID cases are rising and winter is coming. Should shoppers expect another wave of grocery shortages?
The Boston Globe print
Anna Nagurney says there is a potential for grocery shortages as the COVID-19 pandemic surges again this winter.
#CareTalk Podcast Episode #69 - How Will the COVID Vaccine Get to Me? w/ Guest: Anna Nagurney
CareTalk Podcast online
Anna Nagurney joins the CareTalk Podcast to explain why COVID vaccines will require cold chain logistics and whether or not the US is properly equipped to supply the vaccines when they become available.
7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed How We Shop for Food
The New York Times print
Anna Nagurney says the COVID-19 pandemic is a pivotal time in our history creating changes in the way people shop for and prepare food. “This is a pivotal time in our history,” said Anna Nagurney, a professor in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts who studies supply chains. “Not all of what we’ve seen will stick, but a lot of it will.”
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Why Russia pulled out of its grain deal with Ukraine – and what that means for the global food systemThe Conversation
"The Russia-Ukraine grain deal that has been critical to keeping global food prices stable and preventing famine is currently in tatters. On July 17, 2023, Russia said it was pulling out of the year-old deal, which allowed shipments of grains and other foodstuffs to travel past the Russian naval blockade in the Black Sea. And to make matters worse, over the next two days Russia bombed the Ukrainian grain port of Odesa, destroying over 60,000 tons of grain."
Ukraine will need ‘Marshall Plan’ to address human toll of warChicago Sun Times
Anna Nagurney writes an op-ed about the global humanitarian crisis emanating from the war in Ukraine, the “breadbasket” of the world. ”The solution to the rising humanitarian in Ukraine “must be comprehensive, crafted with the long-term in mind — not unlike the Marshall Plan after World War II,” she says.
Heading into the third year of the pandemic, the US blood supply is at a 10-year lowThe Conversation
Heading into the third year of the pandemic, Anna Nagurney writes that the U.S. blood supply is at its lowest level in a decade.
Keeping coronavirus vaccines at subzero temperatures during distribution will be hard, but likely key to ending pandemicThe Conversation
"Just like a fresh piece of fish, vaccines are highly perishable products and must be kept at very cold, specific temperatures. The majority of COVID-19 vaccines under development – like the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines – are new RNA-based vaccines. If they get too warm or too cold they spoil. And, just like fish, a spoiled vaccine must be thrown away. ..."
The raging competition for medical supplies is not a game, but game theory can helpThe Conversation
"Most PPE and medical supplies have a limited lifespan and some in the U.S. National Stockpile no longer met quality standards, as reported by CNN in early May. This pandemic has shown us all that competition for these essential, yet limited, supplies is the reality. Game theory, the study of strategies under competition, can help."
Dynamics of Disasters: Algorithmic Approaches and Applications (Springer Optimization and Its Applications (BOOK)Springer
Ilias S. Kotsireas, Anna Nagurney , and Panos M. Pardalos, Editors
This book surveys new algorithmic approaches and applications to natural and man-made disasters such as oil spills, hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires.
Networks Against Time: Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products (BOOK)Springer
Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, Amir H. Masoumi and Ladimer S. Nagurney
Despite significant achievements, the discipline of supply chain management is still unable to satisfactorily handle many practical real-world challenges.