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The American economy is headed into a deep recession. Monetary policy has stepped up in the last few weeks and now US and global policymakers are looking for answers on the fiscal side. Please join the Atlantic Council for a virtual panel discussion on the US and global economic response to the coronavirus crisis featuring the former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman, and other high-level experts. The panelists will discuss the comprehensive fiscal stimulus package that the US Senate passed today. In addition, the conversation will focus on potential fiscal measures discussed during this week’s virtual G20 leaders’ meeting.

What are the lessons from the US government’s fiscal response to the global financial crisis and how can they be applied to the current crisis? What is the role of the G20 and the international financial institutions in leading a coordinated response?

Please join Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama administration, Dr. Alexis Crow, who is the lead of PwC’s geopolitical investment practice, and Hung Tran, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former executive managing director at the Institute of International Finance and senior IMF official, as they unpack these questions and discuss the US and multilateral fiscal response measures.

The new Director for Policy & Programs of the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program, Josh Lipsky, will moderate the discussion. Atlantic Council President and CEO Fred Kempe will offer brief opening remarks.

Opening Remarks

Fred Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Speakers

Jason Furman
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Alexis Crow
Lead Geopolitical Investment Practice
PwC
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics
Atlantic Council

Hung Tran
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics
Atlantic Council

Moderated by

Josh Lipsky
Director, Programs and Policy, Global Business & Economics
Atlantic Council