Skip to main content
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

Brookings experts on the $2 trillion coronavirus response package

, , , , , and

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.

Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send feedback email to, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

Ryan Nunn

Assistant Vice President for Applied Research in Community Development - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Get daily updates from Brookings