With the jobless rate running at just 3.6%, the US economy may be near full employment. But full is a far cry from normal.
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The program will examine the rapid and far-reaching changes in the economy driven by the Covid-induced recession of 2020 and the accelerated recovery since. Businesses are still learning to cope with and satisfy demands for remote work from their employees. Cities are adapting to fundamental changes in the commercial real-estate landscape. Unionization drives at companies such as Starbucks and Amazon.com are attracting national attention. And the hybrid workplace is creating new opportunities for investors.
Speakers include Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University; Kathryn Edwards, economist at Rand; Gad Levanon, chief economist, the Burning Glass Institute; William Spriggs, chief economist at the AFL-CIO; Julie Wheelan, global head of Occupier thought leadership at CBRE; and Alex Zukin, enterprise software analyst at Wolfe Research.
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