Economic Recovery and the Pandemic
February 9, 2021
Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation about economic recovery related to the pandemic featuring William Spriggs, Ph.D., professor of economics at Howard University and chief economist at the AFL-CIO.
Benjamin Teresa, Ph.D., assistant professor in the urban and regional studies/planning program and co-director of the RVA Eviction Lab, will moderate the session and Wilder School Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D., will make opening remarks. The event will be recorded and shared later through email and the Wilder School YouTube channel.
Title: Economic Recovery and the Pandemic
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 12:00 p.m., noon -1:00 p.m., EST
About the Speaker
William Spriggs, Ph.D., is a professor and former chair of the Department of Economics at Howard University and serves as chief economist to the AFL-CIO. In his role with the AFL-CIO, he chairs the economic policy working group for the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and serves on the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was the 2016 recipient of the National Academy of Social Insurance’s Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance and the 2014 NAACP Benjamin L. Hooks Keeper of the Flame Award.
From 2009 to 2012, Spriggs served as assistant secretary for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, appointed by President Barack Obama.
Spriggs is a past president of the National Economic Association, the organization of America’s professional Black economists, and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the National Academy of Public Administration.
He graduated from Williams College and holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.