James Orr on The Thought Project - Episode 92

The Graduate Center, CUNY · James Orr on The Thought Project - Episode 92

James Orr is the associate director of the Economic Studies Group at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University. Orr discusses the economy of New York City with the Thought Project. 

The COVID-19 pandemic and the related job losses have hit New Yorkers hard and unequally. Low-wage workers and Black and Hispanic neighborhoods have suffered the most. According to Orr, though, employment in the city is making a recovery. He dismisses predictions of doom and gloom about New York’s future, indicating that “the city has shown a lot of ability to bounce back, to restructure itself.” Listen in for more details about his economic forecast for the city in 2021.

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Submitted on: OCT 15, 2020

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