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Former U.S. Treasury official explores how economic response to pandemic compares to 2008

Webinar looks at fiscal packages and Federal Reserve interventions

A webinar hosted by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management will explore federal economic and fiscal policy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, May 7, at noon, economist Janice Eberly will discuss the short-term policies enacted by the U.S. Government to support the national economy. According to Eberly, the policies are informed by actions taken at the start of the 2008 financial crisis but go well beyond the previous playbook. She will explore questions about the U.S. economy, recent fiscal packages and Federal Reserve interventions.

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Media interested in joining the webinar or who wish to interview Eberly should RSVP online and email Kayla Stoner at


About Janice Eberly

Headshot of Janice Eberly, expert on pandemic economics policy

Janice Eberly

Janice Eberly is the James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance at Kellogg. She served as the assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury from 2011 to 2013 after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As the chief economist at the Treasury, Eberly led analysis of U.S. and global economies and developed economic policy recommendations for the federal government.