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Macroeconomic effects and policy responses for the COVID-19 crisis

How extensive will the economic damage from COVID-19 be? Dean Doug Elmendorf and Professor Karen Dynan recently participated in the Wiener Conference Call to discuss the macroeconomic ramifications of the crisis.

How is COVID-19 affecting marginalized communities? Existing health disparities have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Listen to this Wiener Conference Call with Marcella Alsan as she addresses this issue and takes caller questions.

A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild

A candid conversation about schools, culture, and the widening opportunity gap

Robert Putnam brings our attention to the worsening problem of inequality of opportunity in American society. Though it is a daunting problem that goes far beyond the realm of higher education, he shares a hopeful message of the potential to return to our core values of fairness and equity.

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