Covid-19 proved to be an unprecedented shock that drove the U.S. economy into the deepest recession since the Great Depression. What did the government do to support the economy? Have the policies been successful?
This session will take a look at fiscal policy decision making to COVID. This is a great session to provide context and background to your classroom discussions.
From the CARES Act to the American Rescue Plan, the fiscal response in excess of $5 trillion put us on a path to recovery. But is the U.S. economic recovery from the pandemic complete? What industries and individuals have been affected the most? Will we go back to “normal”?
This session will examine how economist think about these factors and how they may impact the economy.
“I wish I would have learned this in school.”
We prepare students to become active citizens and productive members of our economy by providing them with the ability to make sound economic decisions.
Students will be required throughout their lives to make economics decisions important for their own well-being, and to understand and make decisions about public policy issues. A thorough understanding of economics will contribute not only to their personal success, but also to the successes of the businesses, institutions, and governments in which they participate.