Alexander J. Field
Professor Field has done research in behavioral economics and more recently in macroeconomic history, with a particular emphasis on productivity growth. In 2001 he published Altruistically Inclined? The Behavioral Sciences, Evolutionary Theory and the Origins of Reciprocity (Michigan), and in 2011 A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth (Yale). His most recent publication is "The Savings and Loan Insolvencies and the Costs of Financial Crises." His most recent working paper is "The Impact of World War II on the Growth of U.S. Potential Output."
Macroeconomics is not an experimental science; we learn from the experiments given to us by history. The COVID-19 pandemic is a defining macroeconomic event of this century.