Listen to podcast Episode 7 ‘COVID-19’s effects on the economy’

Tune in to a new episode of Gettysburg College’s podcast, Conversations Beneath the Cupola. In this episode, podcast host President Iuliano is joined by Macroeconomist and Prof. of Economics Char Weise. Together, they explore the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the economy, what the U.S. government could have done differently, and how long the reverberations may last.

“When events like this, or significant events like the 2008 financial crisis, the Great Depression, [and] the inflation of the 1970s occur, it is revealed in hindsight that economists really didn’t understand how the world worked, and we learn so many new lessons,” Weise said in the episode. “And it’s possible that we will discover things about the economy as a result of this that we didn’t anticipate.”

The episode concludes with an anecdotal “Slice of Life” told through the president’s perspective. Iuliano briefly talks about music education major Kelly Reymann ’18 who created a YouTube channel for her students. In one of her episodes, she is joined by several Gettysburgians to sing the song “This Little Light of Mine,” and a clip of the song is played at the end.

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Listen to episode 7