Authors:

  • Raj Chetty

Excerpt

July 31, 2020, Video, "This talk will first discuss how the COVID pandemic is affecting the American economy at the ZIP code level, drawing on new real time data to trace the impacts of the crisis on consumer spending, business, and employment prospects. It will then discuss the impacts of major policies enacted to date to mitigate economic losses - ranging from state-ordered shutdowns to the stimulus program -- and consider what approaches will best foster recovery and limit hardship for American families going forward. Finally, Dr. Chetty will discuss his recent work on the COVID crisis in the context of his research lab's broader work on equality of opportunity and racial equity, describing how the current crisis links to broader structural challenges in the American economy." Watch via Harvard - Office Of The VPAL on Youtube

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