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Amid reports of bulk ballot collection, fake ballot boxes, voter intimidation and other potential efforts to manipulate or cast doubts on the voting process in the U.S. 2020 election, The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) hosts a conversation with Jessica Pisano, Associate Professor of Politics at The New School for Social Research. 

Much like the United States, the Brazilian government was slow to react to the virus, and Brazil joined us as one of the global epicenters of COVID-19 cases and deaths. New research shows that, also like the States, pre-existing inequities in living and working conditions along racial, educational, and class lines are at the root of the higher infection and mortality rates observed in low-income and non-white communities. The research also shows that without government aid, COVID exacerbates inequality.

Our ongoing video series, SCEPA Responds, brings together expert economists, professors, fellows, and research associates to discuss current economic issues and challenge economic doctrines that create systemic inequity. The series focuses on areas such as race, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth and crisis, to provide insights for working families, older workers, the working poor, minorities, and more.

Taylor's presentation provides a long-run analysis of economic growth and CO₂ emissions.

New School Economist and Professor David Howell was featured in Lydia DePillis' Washington Post WonkBlog post, “The $15 Minimum Wage Sweeping the Nation Might Kill Jobs - and that’s Okay.”

A month after the election, President-Elect Donald Trump used Twitter to attack a white male steelworker - a representative of the voting block that tipped the election in his favor.

SCEPA Economist David Howell published an article in The American Prospect magazine arguing for the need to reframe the minimum wage debate.