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Pandemic economics: coping with COVID-19

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  • Mon 06 Apr 2020 14.00 - 15.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-04-06 14:00 2020-04-06 15:00 Europe/Paris Pandemic economics: coping with COVID-19

Few events in recent history have affected the lives of people around the world as profoundly as COVID-19. Although the evolution of the pandemic is full of uncertainties, one thing seems clear: its social, political and in particular economic consequences will stay with us for years to come. The lockdown measures and border closures across the world in response to the emergency present a major disruption to the global economic system as we know it today.

This webinar will address the economic impact of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic by examining the following questions:

  • What will be the likely economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and the world? What are the factors determining the length and depth of the crisis and the shape of the recovery?
  • What are governments doing to mitigate the economic costs of the health crisis, protect jobs and incomes, and ensure economies recover when the worst of the pandemic is over?
  • Is the $US2 trillion package in the US the right policy instrument? Is it appropriately targeted?
  • In Europe, is the 750 billion euro Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme of the European Central Bank sufficient in the current circumstances? Is there a need for the use of the European Stability Mechanism resources or the creation of a corona-bond?
  • What will our economies look like once the pandemic is over and the economic recovery is under way?

Discussants:

  • Richard Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and Editor-in-Chief of Vox. He has recently co-edited two e-books on the COVID-19 crisis: Economics in the Time of COVID-19 and Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes.
  • Megan Greene has been an important voice in global macroeconomics on both sides of the Atlantic for the past 15 years. She is Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and previously Global Chief Economist at Manulife/John Hancock Asset Management.

 

Moderator:

  • George Papaconstantinou is part-time Professor at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute and a former Greek Finance Minister during the Eurozone crisis.

 

Reserve your seat here

 

The event will be live streamed on the EUI Facebook page.

 

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Few events in recent history have affected the lives of people around the world as profoundly as COVID-19. Although the evolution of the pandemic is full of uncertainties, one thing seems clear: its social, political and in particular economic consequences will stay with us for years to come. The lockdown measures and border closures across the world in response to the emergency present a major disruption to the global economic system as we know it today.

This webinar will address the economic impact of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic by examining the following questions:

  • What will be the likely economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and the world? What are the factors determining the length and depth of the crisis and the shape of the recovery?
  • What are governments doing to mitigate the economic costs of the health crisis, protect jobs and incomes, and ensure economies recover when the worst of the pandemic is over?
  • Is the $US2 trillion package in the US the right policy instrument? Is it appropriately targeted?
  • In Europe, is the 750 billion euro Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme of the European Central Bank sufficient in the current circumstances? Is there a need for the use of the European Stability Mechanism resources or the creation of a corona-bond?
  • What will our economies look like once the pandemic is over and the economic recovery is under way?

Discussants:

  • Richard Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and Editor-in-Chief of Vox. He has recently co-edited two e-books on the COVID-19 crisis: Economics in the Time of COVID-19 and Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes.
  • Megan Greene has been an important voice in global macroeconomics on both sides of the Atlantic for the past 15 years. She is Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and previously Global Chief Economist at Manulife/John Hancock Asset Management.

 

Moderator:

  • George Papaconstantinou is part-time Professor at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute and a former Greek Finance Minister during the Eurozone crisis.

 

Reserve your seat here

 

The event will be live streamed on the EUI Facebook page.

 


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