Government Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Dean Emeritus Glenn Hubbard discusses the US government's response to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 with Neil Irwin '08, senior economics correspondent at the New York Times and senior advisor to the Initiative for Economic Policy.

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In the latest Leading Through Crisis webinar, Dean Emeritus Glenn Hubbard discussed government’s response to the rapid economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in an hour-long interview with Neil Irwin ’08, senior economics correspondent at the New York Times and senior advisor to the Initiative for Economic Policy.

Hubbard compared the roles of the both the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury will play in a future economic recovery and analyzed how the CARES Act could help both large firms and small business.

Hubbard also gave his view on the politics of passing additional economic relief legislation and what steps government agencies can take to be better prepared in a future crisis.

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