Video Added: ‘UC Davis LIVE’ on the Post-Pandemic Economy


July 1, 3 p.m. — The U.S. economy is showing rapid growth coming out of the pandemic, but prices are rising and supply chains are fragile. Unemployment remains high, but employers say they can’t fill vacancies. What’s going on with the U.S. economy? How is it affecting American families? Are these temporary glitches, or are some changes here to stay? 

Join us to study these and other questions with two experts on the economy and how it affects people. 

  • Òscar Jordà is a professor of economics at UC Davis and senior policy advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He specializes in macroeconomics, central banking and monetary policy. In March 2020, he co-authored a working paper on the historic economic effects of pandemics. 
  • Marianne Bitler is a professor in the UC Davis Department of Economics, with affiliation to the UC Davis Center for Poverty and Inequality Research. Her research focuses on the effects of government safety net programs on disadvantaged groups, economic demography, health economics, public economics and the economics of education.

The conversation, hosted by Soterios Johnson, will be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 1.  

Questions can be submitted via Facebook and Twitter either in advance or during the show.

UC Davis LIVE will take a summer hiatus after this show and return in September.

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  • Andy Fell, News and Media Relations, 530-752-4533,

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