Coping with the Labor Market Consequences of the Pandemic


Date: Friday, August 14, 2020

Time: Noon-1pm (Central time)

As Congress and the President discussed whether further assistance for the economy is warranted, the IGM convened a conversation amongst Steven J. Davis, Casey B. Mulligan, and Joseph S. Vavra, and moderated by Robert H. Topel.  Our panelists discussed what we know about the short-run effects of the CARES act measures, what they expect the medium term effects of the act to be, and what types of policies would be good and bad for facilitating further adjustments in the labor market. Each panelist offered 10 minutes of opening comments, followed by a group conversation, and audience Q&A.

The full video can be viewed here.

Individual panelists' presentations and slides are below.


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