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Jared Franz

Economist, Capital Group

Masterclass 12: What you Need to Know About COVID-19 and the Global Recovery

What are the latest COVID-19 developments? How is it looking for the global recovery? In this timely, informative talk, Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, and Jared Franz, Capital Group economist, discuss COVID-19 and the recovery. A globally recognized pandemic expert who advises state and federal policymakers, Dr. Jha will share his keen insights on the latest vaccine developments, ongoing rollout plans, spreading COVID-19 variants and possible scenarios for a return to normalcy. With 15 years of investment industry experience, Franz will take a macroeconomic look at the COVID-19 recovery in Asia, Europe and the U.S. that includes consumers, government stimuli, policies, central banks and long-term outlooks.


Jared Franz is an economist at Capital Group, responsible for covering the United States and Latin America. He has 15 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for six years. Previously, Franz was head of international macroeconomic research at Hartford Investment Management Company. Before that, he was an international and U.S. economist at T. Rowe Price. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Northwestern University. He is also a member of the Forecasters Club of New York and the National Association of Business Economics. Franz is based in Los Angeles.