Another shutdown? Let our experts explain if there's a reason to worry about the economy

Another shutdown? Let our experts explain if there's a reason to worry about the economy Another shutdown? Let our experts explain if there's a reason to worry about the economy

February 11, 20191 min read
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It lasted longer than a month, and for now we’re on a three-week reprieve – but the federal government shutdown that saw Democrats and Republican dueling at a safe 20 paces while 800,000 federal employees were watching unpaid from the sidelines is over. 


But from the financial side, the big picture for America was hardly touched. Will that still be true this time around?


But with the shutdown over and employees back to work, for three weeks while politicians negotiate a final deal – there are still a lot of questions outstanding?


  • What industries are most vulnerable to another government stoppage?
  • Is there anything that can be done politically to stop federal government employees from being used as pawns in future negotiations?
  • Despite the economy carrying on – are investors dissuaded by these shutdowns?

David M. Primo is the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and an associate professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester. He is the author of three books and is a go-to for media in New York and nationally for his expertise on topics like this. David is available to speak with media regarding the economic effects of the shutdown – simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.


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    David Primo Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor, Associate Professor of Political Science and Business Administration

    Primo is an expert in American politics, campaign finance, corporate political strategy, corporate social responsibility & fiscal policy.

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