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Pandemic Economics: How COVID-19 Impacts The Economy

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street stocks plunged after a forceful response by Beijing to the latest US tariff announcement escalated an ongoing trade war, exacerbating global growth worries.
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street stocks plunged after a forceful response by Beijing to the latest US tariff announcement escalated an ongoing trade war, exacerbating global growth worries.

How does universal testing help the economy? Who can work from home? Is there any room for optimism amid an economic shock of this magnitude?

Pandemic Economics answers these questions in its weekly podcast. The host, Tess Vigeland and Michael Greenstone, director of the Becker Friedman Institute, highlight some of the key issues they cover each week. 

Every Thursday in the month of May, we’ll hear a piece of their show, and talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the global economy. 

This series is in partnership with the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago. 

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