Episode 1

Why Does COVID-19 Affect Poor Households? -- with Michael Stepner


August 5th, 2020

25 mins 38 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the U.S economy at an incredibly rapid pace. Michael Stepner presents his most recent work with Opportunity Insights. Combining anonymized data from private companies, the Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker provides a real-time picture of how the economy is performing. How and where do people spend their money? Who are the most vulnerable workers? Where are located the most affected businesses? What is the impact of state-ordered reopenings, small business loans and stimulus checks on consumption?