February 27, 2024
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (MST)

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced enormous challenges to educational delivery, causing real-time disruptions to student learning and resulting in lingering effects that persist in classrooms and campuses across the nation. Educators and policymakers, confronted with unprecedented challenges, responded with diverse policies and strategies to alleviate the negative consequences. While researchers will explore these issues for decades, early efforts by leading economic researchers offer valuable insights into the pandemic’s impact and the effectiveness of policies in mitigating its consequences.

Please join us for a unique opportunity to learn from two economic researchers at the forefront of studying the impact of COVID-19 on our educational landscape. This one-hour free public lecture will feature presentations focusing on K-12 and higher education.



4:30 PM - 4:35 PM
Welcome and Overview
Isaac Swensen
4:35 PM - 4:55 PM
COVID-19 and Higher Education
Michael Kofoed
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
COVID-19 and K-12 Education
Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas
5:20 PM - 5:30 PM
Audience Q & A