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Democracy Matters: How the Pandemic is Changing the Economy

September 29, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:50pm
Zoom Webinar

Speakers for 9/29: Ran Abramitzky

Susan Athey — Incentives and Investment in COVID-19 Vaccines

Nick Bloom — The Future of Working from Home

Rebecca Diamond — The Benefits to Preventing another Foreclosure Wave - Evidence from the

Great Recession

Darrell Duffie — 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 for the Zoom webinar.

The video of the webinar will be posted to

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.

The webinar will be recorded and the link to the video shared on this event page.


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