Acts of Congress and COVID-19: A Literature Review on the Impact of Increased Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Stimulus Checks
10 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2020 Last revised: 4 Jan 2021
Date Written: December 21, 2020
This Note is meant to present an overview of what economists have analyzed regarding the implications of two main components of the CARES Act that impact individuals: the increased UI benefits and the stimulus checks. We present the findings from the literature on these two policies with an eye on potential future governmental interventions.
Keywords: COVID-19, Unemployment Insurance, Stimulus Checks, CARES Act
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