What Sank the Economy: Lockdowns or Fear?


Andreas Poike

There’s been a significant amount of pushback on some of the government-ordered stay-at-home orders, and they’ve been blamed for tanking the economy. But are those orders really to blame? Or would the economy have been hit hard by the virus anyway?

The 21st speaks to a professor of economics about what sank the economy. 


Chad Syverson, Eli B. and Harriet B. Williams Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business


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