Economic Impacts of COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Understanding the Global Coronavirus Recession, May 12, 2020

The French-American Foundation hosted a Zoom webinar to discuss the economic impacts of COVID-19. The event featured guest speaker Gregory Daco, Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics, and moderator Alexandre Chenesseau, Managing Director at Evercore.

Drawing from his expertise in US economic forecasting, Gregory examined the present impacts of the virus and what is projected to take place moving forward. He discussed the influence of human behavior on spending, the rates of job retention and loss, and the role that government stimulus packages could play in slowing a recession.

Gregory responded to questions from Alexandre and the audience on subjects from the deflation threat to the real estate industry. To learn more about the topic, click here for Oxford Economics’ chartbook.

The French-American Foundation developed this webinar initiative to continue our mission of encouraging transatlantic dialogue while prioritizing the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our webinars take place throughout the month. You can watch a 15-minute preview of this conversation and download the full file at the link below.

Watch the Webinar