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Annual Report 2020 | Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The COVID-19 Economy: How the Pandemic Defined 2020

COVID-19 Podcast Episodes (2020)

Our COVID-19 podcast miniseries featured discussions with St. Louis Fed researchers on the impacts of the pandemic on local, national and global economies.


COVID-19 and Hot Money Credits

David Andolfatto, senior vice president and economist at the St. Louis Fed, talks about how a hot money credit program could help kick-start the stalled economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Podcast | Released July 15, 2020


COVID-19 and Financial Setbacks for Millennials

Ana Kent, senior researcher at the St. Louis Fed’s Institute for Economic Equity, talks about how COVID-19 could cause devastating financial setbacks for millennials, a generation still reeling from the Great Recession, who have little to no financial buffer and are facing sizable job losses.

Podcast | Released June 16, 2020


COVID-19 and School Closures

Charles Gascon, St. Louis Fed regional economist, discusses his research on COVID-19-related school closings and how they may impact worker productivity, children’s education and even existing gender gaps.

Podcast | Released May 26, 2020


COVID-19 and U.S. Reliance on Medical Equipment Imports

Senior Economist Ana Maria Santacreu and Economist Fernando Leibovici, both of the St. Louis Fed, discuss their recent research on essential medical equipment imports and how the U.S. is facing a massive shortage of these supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Podcast | Released May 13, 2020


Families Most Vulnerable to Income Shock and COVID-19

Ray Boshara, an assistant vice president, and Lowell Ricketts, data scientist, both at the St. Louis Fed’s Institute for Economic Equity, talk about which families are the most vulnerable to income shocks like COVID-19.

Podcast | Released May 4, 2020


Financial Distress and COVID-19

Juan Sanchez, an assistant vice president and economist at the St. Louis Fed, discusses COVID-19-related economic shocks and his research on financially distressed Americans. He talks about income declines, social distancing, disease spread and more.

Podcast | Released April 14, 2020


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