Economics Professor Cited by The New York Times, Associated Press on COVID-19 Aftermath
May 1, 2020
Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics at the Eller College of Management Price Fishback, was recently quoted in an April 25 Associated Press article that was also published by The New York Times, discussing the possibilities of a “new New Deal” outcome from the current world pandemic.
The column explains not only the prospect of positive change to result from the outbreak of COVID-19 but also the complications that might come from post-lockdown policies. Citing Fishback, the article advises, “New Deal programs that improved lives did not protect against later downturns. At the end of 2019, no major economist forecasting this year envisioned that a pandemic would throw the world into turmoil.”
Price Fishback joined the Eller College of Management as associate professor in 1990 after teaching at the University of Georgia and was appointed the Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics in 2010. His research areas of interest are the political economy of Roosevelt’s New Deal during the 1930s, examining both the determinants of New Deal spending and loans and their impact on local economies throughout the U.S. He also is interested in state labor legislation during the Progressive Era, the American Economy during World War II and government policy and technology.