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July 29, 2021, Paper: "Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the important topic of economic disparities. I am the Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and also in the Economics Department at Harvard University. I am also a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. I do research and teaching on a wide range of economic policy issues. The American economy had pervasive disparities before the pandemic. The pandemic exacerbated many of those disparities in market outcomes but the policy response, in many ways, was successful in combatting some of the widening disparities. The policy response, however, was temporary and the pre-existing structural problems in the U.S. economy will remain. That is why I am so pleased that this Select Committee is tackling what I view as the fundamental challenge our economy, and perhaps our society more broadly, faces. " Download PDF

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HKS Author - Jason Furman