How a government shutdown affects the economy
—January 10, 2019—(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)
Scott R. Baker, Northwestern University
(THE CONVERSATION) 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.