Penn Wharton Budget Model to Host Post-Election Press Briefing: What’s Ahead for the Economy?, Nov. 12

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Experts explore short- and long-term economic outlook of president-elect Biden’s policy proposals

What: The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) will host a private press briefing on the economic implications of the 2020 election results. PWBM experts Kent Smetters, Richard Prisinzano and John Ricco will present on the short-term outlook for the pandemic and the economy as well as the long-term effects of the president-elect’s economic policy platform. 

The briefing will conclude with a 30-minute question and answer session.

For more information, read the PWBM Guide to the 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Policy Proposals.

Who: The PWBM is a nonpartisan research organization that provides economic analysis of the fiscal impact of public policy, housed at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Press briefing presenters are:

  • Kent Smetters, PWBM Faculty Director and Boettner Professor in the Department of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Richard Prisinzano, PWBM Director of Policy Analysis
  • John Ricco, PWBM Senior Analyst

When: Thursday, November 12 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST

Where: Zoom, journalists must RSVP to receive access to the meeting.

RSVP: This event is open only to members of the media. To RSVP, please contact Wharton Media Relations ( with your name, email address, position and press affiliation.

About the Penn Wharton Budget Model

PWBM is a nonpartisan, independent applied research organization housed at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. PWBM works directly with policymakers and staff, serving as an honest broker by providing accurate, accessible, and transparent economic analysis of the fiscal and economic impact of public policy without advocacy. PWBM’s estimates are regularly referenced by policymakers and top news outlets. For more information, visit 

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