REGISTER: The Economics of COVID-19, May 12

Economics of COVID

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

12:00-1:30 pm CDT


Join the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute for our virtual spring roundtable, second in a series bringing economic perspectives to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our speakers will share insights from their research as the pandemic continues into a second year. How is this recession affecting women differently than past recessions? What do we know now that we didn't a year ago about the effectiveness of social distancing and stay-at-home orders? What do the data tell us about the design of smart policies that reduce infections and at the same time boost economic activity?

Alessandra Fogli

Alessandra Fogli is a Monetary Advisor and Assistant Director of Inequality Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Fogli earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Università Bocconi in Milan and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the Minneapolis Fed, Fogli was an assistant professor at New York University and the University of Minnesota. Fogli is also a faculty research fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Her research explores how an individual’s social context, including family, neighborhood, and school, as well as society at large, affects economic behavior and in turn aggregate economic outcomes.



Michele Tertilt

Michèle Tertilt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. Prior to joining the University of Mannheim, she was an Assistant Professor at Stanford University. Dr. Tertilt is the first woman to win the Gossenpreis awarded by the Verein für Socialpolitik and was awarded the Yrjö Jahnsson Award in March 2017. Her research concentrates on macroeconomics with a special focus on development and intra-family interactions. In her work she has connected polygyny with poverty in Africa, and explored the evolution of women's rights as a consequence of technological progress. Her recent work on the effects of COVID-19 on gender equality has received much attention in the media. Dr. Tertilt is a PhD alumna of the University of Minnesota Department of Economics.

Extra Credit

To learn more, read the working papers from each of the presenters and their collaborators.

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