The COVID-19 pandemic created not only a public health crisis in the US but also an economic crisis, as economic growth slowed at the start of the pandemic and unemployment increased to levels not seen since the Great Depression.
President Joe Biden has sought to deliver an economic recovery that transforms the economy by investing in sustainable physical and social infrastructure. This event tackles the following questions:
- What is the status of US economic recovery and what are the potential risks of a slowed down recovery?
- How will Biden’s Build Back Better agenda and the American Jobs Plan impact economic growth and unemployment in the US?
- Can Biden’s economic plan address the problem of pervasive inequality in the US?
Professor Cecilia Rouse, Chair, US Council of Economic Advisers
In conversation with: Dr Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics, St Edmund Hall, Oxford University; Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School; Visiting Professor, LSE IDEAS; Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme and Global Economy and Finance Programme, Chatham House
Opening remarks by: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House