Economic Impacts of Covid-19

February 5, 2021

How to Ensure an Economy That Works for Everyone, January 27, 2021

The French-American Foundation hosted a Zoom event on January 27 to analyze the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The discussion featured guest speaker Josh Bivens, Director of Research at the Economic Policy Institute, and moderator Harun Dogo (Young Leader ’15), Executive Director in the Global Sustainable Finance group at Morgan Stanley.

The speakers addressed the damages that the pandemic has inflicted on the economy and the economic instability that the pandemic has exposed. Topics included government relief efforts in the United States, the trajectory of recovery in the country, and the relationship between addressing Covid-19 and improving the economy.

Following speaker presentations, Josh and Harun responded to questions from the audience. The Q&A period examined potential legislative reform, the amount of debt that the country can accumulate, and the future of tax systems in the United States.

The French-American Foundation developed this virtual initiative to continue our mission of encouraging transatlantic dialogue while prioritizing the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our events take place throughout the month.

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