How COVID-19 Has Powered Down the US Economy

University of Chicago Professor Steve Cicala joins Resources Radio host Kristin Hayes for a live recording of RFF's weekly podcast.


June 25, 2020


11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET


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The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered lives across the globe—and has had a number of dramatic effects on typical patterns of movement, consumption, and pollution. Even as the medical community has sprung into action to address the public health impacts of the pandemic—and policymakers seek ways to address the economic consequences—other researchers are beginning to understand the many ways in which the past few months have affected a range of energy and environmental considerations.

Resources for the Future (RFF) launched a new webinar series highlighting emerging research in this area. The first of these webinars, recorded on Thursday, June 25, 2020, featured Steve Cicala, assistant professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Dr. Cicala presented his research, recently featured in the New York Times, on changes in electricity use in the United States over the course of the spring.


  • Dr. Steve Cicala, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Kristin Hayes, Resources for the Future (Resources Radio host)

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Our weekly podcast, Resources Radio, is going live for a virtual audience. The webinars in this series will also serve as live recordings for the podcast series, offering another opportunity to engage with this timely content—and the webinars provide a chance to ask the guest and host your questions in real time!


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