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The Way Out through State and Local Aid: A bipartisan panel of the nation’s top economists discuss the action needed to avoid the calamitous effects of cratering state and local revenues

Date: August 14, 2020

Join the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) for a bipartisan economists’ panel on the urgent need for substantial state and local aid as part of the next coronavirus relief package. Experts will address the pluses and minuses of legislation proposed by House Democrats and Senate Republicans and discuss a broader set of economic issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic. EPI President Thea Lee will open with introductory remarks, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Washington Post reporter Heather Long.

Gbenga Ajilore, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress
Glenn Hubbard, Dean Emeritus and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia University
Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard University Economics Department
Josh Bivens, Director of Research, Economic Policy Institute
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Moderated by Heather Long, Economics Correspondent, The Washington Post

What: A bipartisan economists’ panel on the need for substantial state and local aid as part of the next coronavirus relief package.

When: Friday, August 14
1 p.m.—2 p.m. ET / 10:00 p.m.—11:00 a.m. PT

Where: Zoom, YouTube

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EPI will be live-streaming this event on YouTube on August 14 starting at 1:00 p.m. ET  / 10:00 a.m PT. Just click on the video below at that time.

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