The US economy and Covid-19: prospects for recovery

This event, hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will discuss the Covid-19 effect on, and the future of, the US economy.

The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted considerable human suffering in the US and caused a historic economic collapse. The economic outlook remains very uncertain.

So far, much of the economic response has been focused on short-term relief for individuals and companies. How much bipartisanship is there for the economic recovery measures? Will COVID-19 permanently change the role of the government in the US economy? Have the size and duration of the existing stimulus packages been adequate, and what should fiscal and monetary policy look like to support the US economy? What long-standing trends in the US economy, such as rising income inequality, has the pandemic highlighted? Are there structural responses from households and businesses to COVID-19 in terms of savings and investment, and what does this mean for the future of the US economy?


Professor Lawrence H Summers, Charles W Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University
Chair: Lord Jim O’Neill, Chair, Chatham Hous

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