The economy continues to recover from the deepest recession in the post-war period. The reopening phase generated stellar growth rates from locked-down levels, fueled by massive amounts of fiscal and monetary policy stimulus. However, although still strong, growth rates are starting to ebb in a swoosh-like fashion, as business and consumer confidence remain vulnerable to virus’ vagaries. Meanwhile, additional fiscal policy support is proving harder to come by as the election approaches. The economy’s complete recuperation from the pandemic could take a long time. This session will address these issues.