The Covid Recovery:
Overcoming the Economic Challenges

Online events, May/June 2021


Series Description

The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. But the roll-out of vaccines across the world holds out the promise that the Covid recovery, while not assured, is in sight. Due to the nature and scale of the crisis – which has upended everything from household working trends to government deficits – this means the Covid recovery will be like no other. There will be major economic challenges to overcome.

The MMF Society and the Resolution Foundation are co-hosting a series of webinars to dive into the big economic challenges we face in making a success of the Covid recovery. Internationally renowned economists and policymakers will discuss those challenges – from the big structural shifts that the pandemic has caused, to how we can drive a jobs and productivity rich recovery.

Powering ahead:
Raising our productivity game post-pandemic

Wednesday 26 May, 11am-12.15pm
Chair: Paul Mizen, Professor of Economics, University of Nottingham and MMF
Speakers: Diane Coyle (Cambridge) and John Van Reenen (LSE).

Building back better:
Structural change in post-pandemic economies

Thursday 27 May, 2-3.15pm
Chair: Torsten Bell, Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation
Speakers: Raghuram Rajan (Chicago Booth) and Jan Eberly (Northwestern).

Returning to centre stage:
Fiscal policy in the recovery

Tuesday 1 June, 2:30-3.45pm
Chair: Simon Price, Professor of Finance, University of Essex and MMF
Speakers: Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia) and Elga Bartsch (BlackRock).