Launch of the Economic Survey of the United States


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Join us for a presentation of the findings of the latest OECD survey of the U.S. economy, followed by a conversation about the macroeconomic challenges in the United States in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. 

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought the longest U.S. economic expansion on record to a grinding halt: GDP contracted by 5% in the first quarter at an annualized rate, the unemployment rate has risen precipitously, and prospects for businesses, particularly small firms, remain uncertain.

Amid the massive monetary and fiscal responses to shield households and businesses from the economic fallout, the survey examines how a ‘second wave’ scenario might impact growth, employment and inflation; and suggests how policymakers could reduce the impact of bankruptcies, help people re-enter the labor market, and address fiscal contraction among state and local governments.

The Survey also includes special chapters taking an in-depth look at regulatory barriers in the labor market, such as occupational licensing, and how geographic mobility is affected by land use restrictions and housing policies.




Tyler Goodspeed, Acting Chairman and Vice Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD  

Laurence Boone, Chief Economist, OECD

Greg Ip (Moderator), Chief Economics Commentator, The Wall Street Journal


For more information, please contact: 

General inquiries: Miguel Gorman,
Media: Johanna Gleeson,
OECD iLibrary: Iain Williamson,


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