illustration of scheduleAround the world, both national and central governments need to respond proactively to the significant economic impacts caused by the current global health pandemic. Through an interactive online format, COVID-19’s Economic Impact and Crafting an Effective Policy Response brings you frameworks to address these pressing issues based on cutting-edge research from developed economies that can be applied to both developed and developing economies.

This four-day intensive program gives participants the opportunity to hear from world-renowned Harvard faculty and engage with peers from around the globe who are also working to find solutions to the economic crises their countries face.

Topics you will explore include:

  • An overview of the current COVID-19 crisis
  • Fiscal and monetary policy
  • Labor markets and small business
  • Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis
  • Public health context
  • How to prepare for the next crisis

Sessions will be held Monday, December 7 to Thursday, December 10, 2020,  9:00 am – 2:30 pm (0900 – 1430), U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4) Participants will be expected to spend approximately three hours in preparation for the program and approximately 2 hours preparing/working in groups between class sessions.

Hear more about the economic repercussions of COVID-19 from Faculty Chair Jason Furman in a recent webcast hosted by HKS Executive Education as part of the Faculty Webcast series. 

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