Economics and Public Policy: A Conversation on Aid and Stimulus
As part of the Humphrey School’s Summer Seminar Series, Dr. Fertig will briefly discuss the impacts of the COVID-19-induced economic downturn and the federal response to the downturn. Then, recent alums Cory Georgopoulos (MPP ’20) and Tyler Boesch (MPP ’20) will join Dr. Fertig in a conversation about the effectiveness of the policy response, comparisons to the responses of other countries, and considerations for future policy responses.
Angela Fertig is an economist and faculty member in the social policy area at the Humphrey School. Her research focuses on the health of vulnerable populations (e.g., mothers and children, the homeless, the food insecure, and Medicaid enrollees) across the lifespan. Her research largely involves longitudinal data and econometric techniques in order to provide persuasive evidence about causal mechanisms. Her methodological expertise includes applied econometrics, longitudinal data analysis, time use data analysis, health care claims data analysis, survey research, survey validation methodology, ecological momentary assessment (EMA) data analysis, and economic evaluation/cost analysis.
Tyler Boesch graduated from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2020 with a Master of Public Policy, having concentrated in Advanced Policy Analysis Methods and minored in Population Studies. He also received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in 2017, with a double major in History and Global Studies.