Around 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.