Brookings experts on the $2 trillion coronavirus response package

A woman waits behind a sheet of protective plastic at the pharmacist's counter at a CVS Pharmacy in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The U.S. Congress has passed a $2 trillion economic support package in response to coronavirus. To analyze what’s in the measure, a group of scholars from the Economic Studies program at Brookings linked up in a conference call. This episode is a replay of that conversation, which was moderated by Senior Fellow David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary policy.

Featured on the episode:

  • Jay Shambaugh, senior fellow and director of the Hamilton Project at Brookings
  • Ryan Nunn, policy director of the Hamilton project and a fellow in Economic Studies
  • Nellie Liang, the Miriam K. Carliner Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and who is affiliated with the Hutchins Center
  • Joshua Gotbaum, a guest scholar in Economic Studies and served as director of the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. and as Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Economic Policy
  • Louise Sheiner, the Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and policy director of the Hutchins Center.

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