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Scott R. Baker

Assistant Professor of Finance, Northwestern University
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How a Government Shutdown Affects the Economy

January 11, 2019 Parts of the federal government have been closed since midnight on Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. It’s also the third since President Donald Trump took office. The immediate and most visible impact of a shutdown is in the government’s day-to-day operations. Many national museums and parks...

How a Government Shutdown Affects the Economy

January 10, 2019 Parts of the federal government have been closed since midnight on Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. It’s also the third since President Donald Trump took office. The immediate and most visible impact of a shutdown is in the government’s day-to-day operations. Many national museums and parks...

Will a Government Shutdown Damage the U.S. Economy?

January 20, 2018 The federal government shut down for the first time in a little more than four years after Republicans and Democrats failed to agree on a last-minute deal to keep funds flowing for another few weeks. The immediate and most visible impact will be in the government’s day-to-day operations. Many departments...