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On Friday, April 10 at 12pm, a panel of prominent UC Berkeley economists and public policy experts will discuss the economic consequences of sheltering-in-place, evaluate the Congressional response, and discuss strategies that could help to stabilize the economy, safeguard jobs, and protect society’s most vulnerable people. The discussion is part of a new live, online video series, Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19, featuring Berkeley scholars from a range of disciplines.
As home to the most progressive tax system in the world, the United States now has a highly regressive tax system in which the richest Americans pay the lowest tax rate. What might increased taxes on the richest Americans look like? What would be the impacts of the different tax policies the Democratic presidential candidates are proposing? Join us for a talk about tax policy with Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and co-author of The Triumph of Injustice; and Danny Yagan, Assistant Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley. RSVP HERE
Join us for a discussion about the book, Immigration and the American Ethos, featuring the authors, Morris Levy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California and Matthew Wright, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia. Nicholas Valentino, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan will serve as discussant, and Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Political Science and Director of Canadian Studies, University of California, Berkeley will be chair.