The Problem with the Next Recession The Problem with the Next Recession 11:00 AM Miller Center Join former chief economist at the Federal Reserve, David Wilcox, and Batten's David Leblang as they explore the sources and dimensions of the problem. Wilcox served as the deputy director of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors during the financial crisis in 2008 and will outline steps that could be taken to improve the current situation. David Leblang David Leblang is the Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs Marion R. Taylor Endowed Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia as well as a Professor of Public Policy at the University’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Read full bio David Wilcox Wilcox is currently a non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. From 2011 through 2018, he served as Director of the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. In that role, he functioned as the chief economist of the division, a senior advisor to three successive Chairs of the Federal Reserve Board, the division’s lead for strategic direction, and its chief manager. Research and Statistics collaborates with other divisions at the Board in providing an economic and financial outlook to the Federal Open Market Committee prior to each of its policy-setting meetings; it supports the Federal Reserve’s program to promote financial stability and conduct financial supervision; it has extensive programs in economic measurement; and it maintains an active research agenda. As director, Wilcox put special emphasis on improving diversity and inclusion, both at the Federal Reserve and in economics more generally. Related Content David Leblang Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in complex humanitarian crises Research Over 168 million people across 50 countries are estimated to need humanitarian assistance in 2020. Response to epidemics in complex humanitarian crises— such as the recent cholera epidemic in Yemen and the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo— is a global health challenge of increasing scale. The thousands of Yemeni and Congolese who have died in these years-long epidemics demonstrate the difficulty of combatting even well-known pathogens in humanitarian settings. The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) may represent a still greater threat to those in complex humanitarian crises, which lack the infrastructure, support, and health systems to mount a comprehensive response. Familiarity Breeds Investment: Diaspora Networks and International Investment Research What explains cross-national patterns of international portfolio and foreign direct investment (FDI)? While existing explanations focus on the credibility of a policy maker’s commitment, we emphasize the role of diaspora networks. As Economy Struggles, What Can We Do? 3 Professors Will Discuss in Thursday Webinar News Batten's David Leblang joins Robert Bruner and David Smith to discuss the economic consequences of COVID-19 and possible policy responses during a public webinar. You Can Be a Good Neighbor and a Global Citizen During the COVID-19 Crisis News Batten's Kirsten Glesdorf and David Leblang, along with Alison Criss from UVA’s School of Medicine and Rebecca Dillingham from the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia, write about actions to take to develop a preparedness plan and be a good neighbor during the COVID-19 crisis.