Introducing Recession Remedies, a podcast about lessons learned from the economic policy response to COVID-19

Recession Remedies podcast

Recession Remedies is a podcast about the economic policy response to COVID-19 and the lessons it holds for future recessions. On each episode, expert guests join host David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings, to evaluate a different aspect of the fiscal and monetary response. New episodes will be released every week starting on May 17.

Learn more at the Recession Remedies project.

Recession Remedies podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on AppleSpotify, Google, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to [email protected], and follow and tweet at @policypodcasts on Twitter.


DAVID WESSEL: I’m David WESSEL, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution. I’d like to introduce a new podcast series called Recession Remedies from The Hamilton Project and the Hutchins Center.

COVID-19 was, of course, devastating in terms of human lives. It also posed a serious threat to the economy, and that led to an unprecedented economic policy response from the federal government.

How successful was U.S. government support in sustaining households and businesses? Did expanded unemployment benefits discourage people from looking for jobs when the pandemic abated? What were the implications for kids, housing, state and local governments? And most importantly, what lessons did we learn that policymakers should remember when the next recession hits?

Join us for Recession Remedies as we answer these questions and more.

Recession Remedies is produced by the Brookings Podcast Network. You can download and listen to it on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about our project, visit Brookings dot edu slash Recession Remedies.