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September 29, 2020 - 12:30pm

Democracy Matters: How the Pandemic is Changing the Economy

Democracy Matters: How the Pandemic is Changing the Economy

Join Senior Fellow Ran Abramitzky and other SIEPR faculty, including Susan Athey, on Tuesday, September 29 at 12:30pm PT for a discussion on how COVIDー19 is changing the economy.

Should the U.S. close its border to immigrants? What are the ramifications of income inequality? How has COVID-19 changed life as we know it?  Why are Americans so politically polarized? How can we address racial injustice?

As the 2020 election approaches, faculty members from across Stanford will explore and examine some of the biggest challenges facing society today. Each week will be dedicated to a different topic, ranging from health care and the economy to racial injustice and challenges to democracy.

Faculty with expertise in philosophy, economics, law, political science, psychology, medicine, history, and more will come together for lively conversations about the issues not only shaping this election season but also the nation and world at large.

There will also be Q&A following the initial discussion.

Panelists include:

--Susan Athey (GSB). Vaccine cooperation and international coordination (tentative title)
--Nick Bloom (economics). The future of working from home
--Rebecca Diamond (GSB). The Benefits to Preventing another Foreclosure Wave - Evidence from the Great Recession
--Darrell Duffie (GSB). Financial markets and economic policy in a pandemic

The webinar on September 29 is open to everyone, including Stanford community members and the general public. The webinar will not be livestreamed. Please register to attend via the RSVP button. 

The video of the webinar will be posted to


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