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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 explored 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 featured conversations that explored 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 III: THE U.S. ECONOMY, POLICY OPTIONS AND THE 2020 ELECTION

The third session in the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum’s series Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic Pandemic analyzed the unprecedented effects that this crisis has had on our economy, against the backdrop of the 2020 election. As policymakers and candidates debate proposals to help the nation recover from a severe health and economic crisis, this bipartisan conversation assessed how Washington has handled the crisis thus far – and what more needs to be done to address our mounting fiscal and economic challenges. What are the key indicators and milestones that reveal not only the extent of the damage, but also where the recovery is taking hold? What policy proposals are being put forward by the campaigns to address the still uncertain landscape?


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Past Events

Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic — Session I

A Conversation With CBO Director Phillip Swagel

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum’s series Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic launched with Foundation CEO Michael Peterson in a 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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Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic — Session II

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

COVID-19 is a pandemic that has exposed a range of shortcomings that exist in the U.S. healthcare sector, from a lack of preparedness, to limited supplies, to inequities in impact and access. At the same time, as we have confronted and adjusted to the situation, certain opportunities to improve the performance of our healthcare system have been revealed.

The second session in the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum’s series Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic explored the U.S. healthcare system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what we have learned from this crisis to help us improve delivery in the future. Where did we lack preparedness? What are the structural and systemic failures that create disparities and health inequities among different groups of Americans? Can learnings from our response help better prepare our nation for the next pandemic, and also have lasting benefits?

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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.