Way back in March, we assembled a group of people who study economic history so that we could ask what the Great Depression can teach us about today’s economic crisis and what we should keep an eye on as the pandemic continues. 

When we last spoke with them in May, Eric Hilt, a professor of economic history at Wellesley College, said the economic crisis was shaping up to be worse than he had initially expected. 

Carola Frydman, a professor of finance at Northwestern University who studies financial history, and Kathleen Day, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins’ Carey Business School who specializes in financial crises, both said it was hard to tell where the economy was headed with so much uncertainty about the trajectory of the

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