Berkeley Conversations – COVID-19: Economic Impact, Human Solutions
The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis threatening to become an economic catastrophe that affects tens of millions of Americans. Is the $2 trillion aid package recently passed by Congress and signed by the president enough to keep the economy from freefall? What more is needed?
A panel of UC Berkeley’s leading economists and public policy experts will discuss the economic consequences of sheltering-in-place, evaluate the Congressional response and discuss strategies that could help to stabilize the economy, safeguard jobs and protect society’s most vulnerable people.
The discussion is part of a new live, online video series, Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19, featuring Berkeley scholars from a range of disciplines.
This event is sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy and UC Berkeley’s Opportunity Lab.
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Dan Mogulof, Assistant vice chancellor for executive communications