UTSA experts hold panel on COVID-19’s economic impact

Panelists discussed various aspects of coronavirus pandemic


SAN ANTONIO – Economic experts from the University of Texas at San Antonio discussed the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in a virtual panel held on Wednesday. The video can be seen below:

Topics that were discussed during the hour:

  • Short and long-term effects on Texas revenue sources,
  • Implications and challenges for small business owners,
  • Building San Antonio’s workforce for a new era,
  • Intersections of economic and public policy concerns, and
  • Potential impact on health care, tax policies and education.

The panelists included:

  • Tom Tunstall, senior director of research for the Institute for Economic Development
  • Richard Sifuentes, director of the Small Business Development Center
  • Pamela Smith, associate dean of administration and faculty and a professor of accounting
  • Mike Villarreal, director of the Urban Education Institute.

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