Tomorrow I’ll be hosting a webinar for Middlebury College’s newly launched Faculty at Home series. Professor of Political Science Bert Johnson kicked off the series yesterday with a great talk about the political implications of the coronavirus for the United States. I particularly enjoyed his explanation of U.S. GDP forecasts for 2020Q2 as being “out-of-sample,” in the parlance of social scientists, for forecasting electoral results in November. (JP Morgan is forecasting a 40% contraction for 2020Q2, measured at an annualized rate.)
My short talk will focus on the U.S. economic fallout from the coronavirus, recent federal policy responses, prospects for recovery, and the risks ahead, all followed by some Q&A.
- When: 12:15-1pm EDT on Friday, April 24
- What: The COVID-19 Recession: Economic Fallout and Prospects for Recovery
- How: You can register here
- Over: Zoom, or a Youtube live stream if the webinar hits capacity on Zoom
I’ll post my slides and a link to the webinar video after the talk…