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New York Fed Announces Third “Economic Inequality Policy Series” Event

Event focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color
September 17, 2020

NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday, September 24, the New York Fed will convene a virtual forum on COVID-19's effects on communities of color. This event will be the New York Fed's third installment of its policy series on economic inequality.

Titled "Impacts of COVID-19 on Communities of Color and Policy Insights for an Equitable Economic Recovery," the event will bring together researchers and policy-influencers to discuss insights for an equitable economic recovery focused on credit markets, the racial wealth gap, and workforce equity.

The event will feature two panels, the first with economists from the New York Fed, and the second with practitioners from academia, think tanks, and the nonprofit sector. John Williams, president and chief executive officer of the New York Fed, will give opening remarks. 

The research panel will focus on how COVID and the policy response affected credit market behavior and workers and the practitioner panel will look at COVID-19's impact on communities of color with regard to credit markets, the racial wealth gap and workforce equity.

The New York Fed's Economic Inequality Policy Series convenes researchers, community stakeholders and policymakers to explore the impact of economic inequality on households and communities nationwide. More information on the series, as well as additional data and resources, can be found on the New York Fed's Economic Inequality and Equitable Growth Hub.

The event is open to the public and the press, though space is limited. Members of the public can register here. Members of the press who wish to attend should contact Andrea Priest at andrea.priest@ny.frb.org to RSVP.

For more information on the event, including an agenda and list of speakers, see here.

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