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Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The global economy in 2020, by the numbers

The pandemic has made this a historic year for the global economy, now beset by a recession the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. To make sense of it all, our GeoEconomics staff and senior fellows have selected the numbers behind the headlines, organized around our three pillars of work, that best capture the global economy’s journey in 2020—and what lies in store for 2021.

New Atlanticist by GeoEconomics Center

Economy & Business Future of Work

Caroline Cecot is a nonresident senior fellow with the GeoEconomics Center. Caroline is an Assistant Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where she teaches administrative law, environmental law, and torts. In her research, Caroline focuses on environmental and energy law and regulation, administrative law, and agency practice of cost-benefit analysis, often applying her expertise in law and economics to evolving issues in these areas. She has published articles in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, including the Duke Law JournalAdministrative Law ReviewEnvironmental LawAmerican Law and Economics Review, and Journal of Regulatory Economics, and she is a co-author of the casebook Environmental Law and Policy, 4th Ed. (Foundation Press, 2019).

Caroline clerked for the Honorable Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was a Legal Fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law. Caroline earned an AB degree, magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard College, a JD from Vanderbilt Law School, and a PhD in law and economics from Vanderbilt University. She currently serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board’s Economic Guidelines Review Panel.