For the 200th episode of Political Economy, I spoke with economist R. Glenn Hubbard about how the Great Pandemic has affected and will continue to affect the US economy, lessons to be learned from the Great Recession and 15 years of disappointing productivity growth, and a variety of looming issues such as the deficit that future policymakers will need to consider.
is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former
chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers for the Bush White
House. He is also both dean emeritus and the Russell L. Carson Professor of
Economics and Finance at Columbia Business School.
What follows is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation, including brief portions that were cut from the original podcast. You can…