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Free and Open to the Public

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The John D. Spreckels Center
vimeo.com/445292167

Dates & Times:
Sept. 14, 2020, 5:16 p.m. to Sept. 20, 2020, midnight
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Debt, Deficit, and the Coronavirus Bailouts: Should We Be Worried?

Presented by UCSD Osher and John D. Spreckels Center

Sept. 14, 2020, 5:16 p.m. to Sept. 20, 2020, midnight

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“Debt, Deficit, and the Coronavirus Bailouts: Should We Be Worried?” This has likely been a question on all of our minds and we get to become more informed on the topic! This video is available to view now through Sunday, September 20.

Click here to access the free lecture: https://vimeo.com/445292167

Description:

After several very large rescue bills, passed to keep the economy on life support, more may be needed to help the states and cities, to extend unemployment compensation, and to help small businesses in trouble because of the COVID-19 shutdowns. A partisan divide has emerged where Democrats are in favor of further bailouts while Republicans are opposed to them. This lecture will discuss some general principles of government finance and how we should think about government deficits and the debt burden.

Presenter:

Ted Groves is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at UC San Diego, where he was on the faculty for over 30 years. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. His research has ranged from the theory of incentives and mechanism design to the Chinese economy and environmental economics theory and policy. He received his BA from Harvard University and his MA and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.