Webcast: SNF Agora Conversations: Understanding the Global Economic Impact of COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic is causing profound economic upheaval and spurring contentious disagreement about how to balance the management of both the global health care crisis and the consequent financial crisis. As part of the “SNF Agora Conversations: The Politics and Policy of COVID-19” series, join us for a conversation with economists about balancing the trade-offs on health vs. the economy, some of the short- and long-term solutions, and what kinds of lasting changes to the global economy we might expect to see.
Lisa D. Cook is a professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on economic growth and development, financial institutions and markets, innovation, and economic history. As a senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the 2011–2012 academic year, Cook worked on the euro zone, financial instruments, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Kathleen Day is a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School who specializes in financial crises and how they spread; corporate governance; and business communication, particularly during crises. A Washington Post business reporter for more than two decades, she is also author of Broken Bargain: Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street (2019).
Matthew E. Kahn, moderator, is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business and the director of the 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University. He is author of several books, including Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (2006) and Climatopolis (2010) and co-author of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (2009) and Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China (2016).