The U.S. Economy: A Look Back, and a Look Ahead

Binyamin AppelbaumTwitter, New York Times
Scott HorsleyTwitter, National Public Radio
Greg IpTwitter and Wall Street Journal
Heather LongTwitter Washington Post

December 5, 2021

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Even as the initial economic shocks of COVID-19 abate, labor shortages, supply constraints, demand shifts, and inflation continue to cloud the U.S.’ macroeconomic outlook. To discuss whether these phenomena might prove transitory, or more durable, EconoFact Chats welcomes back a panel of distinguished economic journalists: Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times, Scott Horsley of NPR, Greg Ip of the Wall Street Journal, and Heather Long of the Washington Post. 
The panelists also break down the major economic stories of the past year, and discuss how labor force participation, wages, inflation, and monetary policy might evolve as the second pandemic year draws to a close.