Videocast series addresses local, regional economic impact of COVID-19

April 8, 2020 - A panel of regional and global economic experts will discuss the effect of the Coronavirus and policy response on regional economies in an upcoming videocast series.

The first videocast is available April 9 at 4 p.m. at Topics will focus on the extent that the regional economy is being affected by the pandemic, the future success or struggle of businesses local to our region, and how this crisis is different than recent recessions. 

The videocast is moderated by Logan Kelly, chair of the Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Panelists for the first episode include: Joe Folsom, executive director of the Pierce County Economic Development Commission; David Bailey, professor of business economics at Birmingham Business School and senior fellow of the UK in a Changing Europe Program; and Lal K. Almas, D.V.M., associate dean of the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at West Texas A&M University.

The series of videocasts is designed to provide valuable insights into the quickly changing economic impact of COVID-19 and its lasting effects upon the local, regional and global economy.

The videocast series is organized in partnership with Kelly; Professor Jane Binner, University of Birmingham, UK; Derrick Edwards, president and chief data scientist, AGS Data Systems, Hudson; and Ryan S. Mattson, assistant professor of economics at West Texas A&M.

For more information, email Kelly at

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