The economic and ethical implications of the “COVID Recession” will be explored during a panel discussion Monday (April 19), and the community is invited to ask questions of the panelists via Zoom.
The discussion is part of the Economics and Ethics series co-sponsored by Indiana State University’s Center for Economic Education and United Campus Ministries.
The program will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Community members can join the Zoom meeting by using the Web address tinyurl.com/zoominginoncovid. As part of the program:
— John Conant, an ISU professor of economics, will discuss the unique nature of recessions caused by global pandemics and how traditional policy responses might not be appropriate.
— Robert Guell, another ISU economics professor, will describe the impact on the U.S. economy and explain and critique government responses.
— The Rev. Drew Downs, pastor of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, will talk about the impact on our community, give examples of local responses and describe how people can be involved in those responses.
— Austin Guoli, a staff counselor at ISU’s Student Counseling Center, will examine the impact on individuals and their mental health and outline possible resources.
For further information, contact Katrina Babb at the Center for Economic Education, 812-237-3773, or the Rev. Dawn Black at United Campus Ministries, 812-232-0186.