NTJ Forum: The Early Effects of the US Fiscal Policy Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Editors of the National Tax Journal (NTJ) are excited to continue our webinar series that will periodically feature some of the NTJ’s recently published articles.

The webinar will feature four papers from the Forum of the June 2023 issue. In the first quarter of 2020, the world’s economies shuttered as it quickly became clear that we were facing a global health crisis. In response, governments took massive actions to mitigate the health, economic, and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the U.S., the fiscal policy response included three rounds of stimulus payments, a drastic expansion of the unemployment insurance system, and the creations of the Paycheck Protection Program and Employee Retention Credit.

Please join us as Byron Lutz (Federal Reserve Board of Governors) moderates a discussion with Michael Dalton (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Eliza Forsythe (University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign), Lucas Goodman (Department of the Treasury), and David Splinter (Joint Committee on Taxation) on the early effects of these pandemic policy responses.

The webinar is sponsored by The University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy & Administration.


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Webinar Participants

Michael Dalton, Bureau of Labor Statistics 






Eliza Forsythe, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Twitter: @ElizaForsythe





Lucas Goodman, Department of the Treasury
Twitter: @goodmanl

Byron Lutz, Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Moderator)

David Splinter, Joint Committee on Taxation
Website: https://davidsplinter.com