In this week’s episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design speaks with Flexport‘s Chief Economist Phil Levy to discuss the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the toy industry.

During his career, Levy has served as an adjunct professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Darden School of Business, and Columbia University in addition to serving as an associate professor at Yale.

Levy also served as Senior Economist for Trade for President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors and was a member of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s Policy Planning Staff. His research focus is on the political economy of trade agreements and U.S. economic relations with China.

On the show, Albritton and Levy delve into the impact that the coronavirus will have on toy manufacturing and the overall supply chain along with potential options for managing the interrupted logistics.

Part of the Adventure Media and Events Podcast Network, the “Power Kid Podcast” presents in-depth interviews and conversations with some of the biggest names and rising stars in the toy, game, and family entertainment industries.The Adventure Media and Events Podcast Network is now available through all of your favorite streaming services, including AnchorSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, and more.

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