This session will discuss the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy and the states. What sectors have been hit the hardest? How have economic forecasts evolved over the course of the crisis? What do the latest indicators suggest about the trajectory for economic recovery? What will current economic conditions mean for state revenue forecasts and budgets?
Director of Government Consulting and Fiscal Policy Research, Moody’s Analytics
Dan White is the director of government consulting and fiscal policy research with Moody’s Analytics. He oversees economic research with an emphasis on fiscal policy and municipal market impacts.
His most recent research has focused on public policy responses to the Great Recession and ways to better prepare for changes in the business cycle. This has included developing new ways to incorporate the use of stress testing and alternative economic scenarios into the public budgeting process in order to better protect governments against cyclical economic risk. Dan also works directly with a number of governments and policymakers in an advisory role and teaches classes in economics and public finance as an adjunct professor at Villanova University. He regularly presents to clients, conferences, and policymakers of all levels. He has been featured in a number of print, radio and televised media ranging from Bloomberg Television to the Wall Street Journal, and also writes regular editorial pieces for a number of online and print publications.
Before joining Moody’s Analytics, Dan worked as a financial economist for the State of New Mexico, where he forecast revenues and analyzed a wide range of policy issues concentrated around economic development, public investment and debt management. Dan holds an MA in economics as well as undergraduate degrees in finance and international business from New Mexico State University.