25 - 25 September 2020 / Webinar / CEPR / LSE / AIIB

You are cordially invited to "The Global Commons Room" - 
a CEPR / LSE / AIIB webinar on:

Living with COVID-19:
Four Futures, Five Contexts

 Join us on Friday 25 September 2020
13:30 - 15:00 (BST, London), 14:30 - 16:00 (CEST)

The exact trajectory of COVID-19 is very uncertain, but it is likely to span over several years, even in the event of an effective vaccine. The medium and long-term economic and social impacts of the pandemic will differ across countries and societies. The Wellcome Trust brought together a group of scientists and social scientists to explore these longer-term consequences in four science scenarios which are played out in different economic, social and political contexts. The resulting article is in pre-print with The Lancet. In this webinar some of the contributing authors and two discussants examine the findings and their implications.

- Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor, Harvard University
- Astrid Haas, Policy Director, International Growth Centre, LSE/Oxford
- Edward Holmes, Professor, University of Sydney
- Gabriel Leung, Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

- Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Professor (on leave), LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

Register online

30 - 30 September 2020 / Zoom webinar / CEPR and INSEAD

CEPR and INSEAD are organizing a series of webinars discussing recent technology developments in financial markets. This initiative is part of the activities of the CEPR Research and Policy Network on Fintech and Digital Currencies.

The webinars will bring together two speakers to discuss a relevant policy issue. The sessions will be moderated by Antonio Fatás (INSEAD and CEPR) and questions from the audience will be possible.

  • Wednesday 2 September: Topic: Digital Currencies and Payments. Speakers: Christian Catalini (Libra) and Tara Rice (BIS).
  • Tuesday 15 September: Topic: Distributed Ledger Technologies and Financial Markets. Speakers: Hanna Halaburda (NYU Stern) and Raphael Auer (BIS and CEPR).
  • Wednesday 30 September: Topic: Fintech, Financial Inclusion and Competition. Speakers: Thomas Philippon (NYU Stern and CEPR) and Aaron Klein (Brookings).

Each webinar will start at 2PM London time, and last 45 minutes. 

Register for the 30th September:


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