Media coverage of the 2021 Annual Meeting
American Economic Association
The AEA’s 2021 annual meeting, held virtually for the first time ever, received widespread press coverage this year. Newsweek and MarketWatch highlighted Christina Romer’s doubts about the new round of stimulus. Reuters covered comments by Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans on why US financial regulation may need an overhaul. The Economist featured Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez’s keynote lecture on the need for economists to rethink their approach to studying basic social norms. The post-pandemic economic outlook was a major topic at the conference covered by Bloomberg and MarketWatch.