Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum: Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic | Peter G. Peterson Foundation

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The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum brings together thought leaders shaping the future of our nation for in-depth conversations on America’s most pressing issues.

About the Inaugural Forum Series: Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic

The inaugural series of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum will explore the significant impact and policy implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. As lawmakers enact major programs to address the devastating damage to our health, economy and society, many critical questions remain about the path forward. This Forum series will host conversations that explore lessons learned thus far, ideas for when and how we can safely reopen the economy, and how effective fiscal policy can both aid recovery and prepare us better for the next unforeseen crisis.


Session I: A Conversation with the CBO Director Phillip Swagel

In his current role as director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and as assistant secretary for economic policy at the Department of the Treasury​ during the 2008 financial crisis, Director Phillip Swagel is uniquely suited to lead CBO’s efforts during this unprecedented moment in history.

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum’s series Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic launched on June 9 with Foundation CEO Michael Peterson in conversation with Swagel about CBO’s approach in assessing a complex fiscal and economic landscape, including the organization’s analysis of the CARES Act and other legislative responses to the crisis.

In his current role as director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and as assistant secretary for economic policy at the Department of the Treasury during the 2008 financial crisis, Director Phillip Swagel is uniquely suited to lead CBO’s efforts during this unprecedented moment in history. The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum’s series Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic launched on June 9 with Foundation CEO Michael Peterson in conversation with Swagel about CBO’s approach in assessing a complex fiscal and economic landscape, including the organization’s analysis of the CARES Act and other legislative responses to the crisis.

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Upcoming Events

Check back for details and registration information for the next two installments of the Economic Recovery series.

Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic — Session II

The U.S. Healthcare System: Preparedness, Response and Future Trends

The challenge presented by COVID-19 is unique and has exposed many existing shortcomings and potential opportunities for improvement in our healthcare sector. The second session in the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum’s series Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic will explore the role and effectiveness in the U.S. healthcare system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what positive trends and improvement can emerge from this episode. Where did we lack preparedness? How is the system responding? Are we reopening in a safe way? Importantly, what can be learned from this experience so that our delivery system can offer better healthcare to all Americans going forward?


Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic — Session III

The U.S. Economy: Policy Options and the Prospects for Recovery

The third session in the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum’s series Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic will analyze the dramatic effects that this crisis has had on our economy, what to expect in the future, and what fiscal and economic policies can put America on a faster path to recovery. How do we safely restart our economy? How long will it take for key sectors to recover? What policies are needed to provide relief and speed the return to growth? How well is Washington responding to this crisis? What will our fiscal position be once this is all over, and how can we address that?


About the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum brings together thought leaders shaping the future of our nation for in-depth conversations on America’s most pressing issues. The Forum provides a substantive, non-partisan platform for discussions that inform and enhance public understanding of key fiscal and economic policy topics, illuminating solutions to help build a brighter future for the next generation.​