Apr 22, 2021
On April 16th, A Second Opinion joined with the Princeton University Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies and Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing for Part 4 in a series, on the fiscal, monetary and health policy response implications of Covid-19. You can hear Parts 1, 2 & 3 of this series in our podcast episodes numbers 48, 69 and 96. For our discussion, I’m joined by Princeton’s leading economic and health policy experts: • Dr. Jessica Metcalf, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Public Affairs, • Dr. Alan Blinder, the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, and a former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, • And Dr. Bill Dudley, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and now Senior Research Scholar at the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies. Before we dive in – I just want to reflect back for a moment. The four of us first got together a year ago this April for our very first virtual event on Covid and the economy – and I don’t think any of us predicted at that time all the challenges our nation would face in the year that followed. In this wide-ranging discussion, we cover what the latest economic indicators mean, what we can learn from the events of the past year, and how the pandemic will influence policy going forward.