The U.S. economy has taken a massive hit from the coronavirus pandemic, suffering the biggest GDP drop on record and continuing layoffs. As the political parties formalize their nominees and Americans get ready to vote for their next president, the economy will be a driving factor in determining the 2020 election outcome.
Join POLITICO chief economic correspondent Ben White on Thursday, August 20, for a deep-dive virtual conversation during the Democratic National Convention. The program will explore how the incoming administration, Democratic or Republican, will approach economic and labor policies after November to lay the groundwork for an inclusive recovery, restore the economy, and help workers and businesses bounce back.
Jared Bernstein, Former Chief Economic Advisor to Vice President
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice Chair, Joint Economic Committee
Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy, Economic Policy Institute