Why COVID-19 is creating an unequal global recovery

09/23/2021 05:00 pm 09/23/2021 06:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Why COVID-19 is creating an unequal global recovery

While COVID-19 has hit every economy across the globe, its impact has been uneven and has exacerbated patterns of inequality. Amid disparities in vaccination rollouts, major economies are opening up leading to expectations of a global economic recovery. In this webinar, renowned economics commentator Martin Wolf from the Financial Times will lead a panel discussion on the trajectory and challenges of an unequal global recovery set against a backdrop of weakened social cohesion and heightened power rivalries.

Speaker

Martin Wolf CBE, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, UK

Widely regarded as the world’s most influential economic journalist, Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. He is a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University and King's College, London, Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, a University Global Fellow of Columbia University, New York, a Senior Fellow in Global Economic Policy at its School of International Public Affairs, a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum, and served as a member of the UK Government's Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the University of London, the University of Nottingham, and the KU Leuven, Belgium. Martin Wolf was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2000 for services to financial journalism.

Panellists

Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Parliament of Australia

Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury and Charities and the Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT.  Previously Dr Leigh was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. He has been published widely in top economics journals and holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first-class honours in Arts and Law. Dr Leigh is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

Dr Sarah Hunter, BIS Oxford Economics

Sarah Hunter is Chief Economist at BIS Oxford Economics whose macroeconomic analysis has regularly featured in the ABC, the Australian Financial Review, the Financial Times, Bloomberg and the Sydney Morning Herald. Dr Hunter has a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford, a Masters from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Cambridge.

Moderator

Professor Simon Wilkie, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics and Head of Monash Business School

Professor Simon Wilkie’s career spans a remarkable array of roles that extend beyond the higher education sphere and include appointments as Chief Economic Policy Strategist at Microsoft Corporation and Chief Economist with the US Federal Communications Commission.

In 2019, Professor Wilkie joined Monash Business School from the University of Southern California (USC), where he was Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics, Communication and Law in the USC Gould School of Law. He was previously head of USC’s Department of Economics and the USC Center for Communication Law and Policy.

He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Communication and a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of Public Economic Theory.

Host

Professor Sisira Jayasuriya, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES)

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Event Details

Date:
23 September 2021 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue:
Online - Melbourne time

Description

While COVID-19 has hit every economy across the globe, its impact has been uneven and has exacerbated patterns of inequality. Amid disparities in vaccination rollouts, major economies are opening up leading to expectations of a global economic recovery. In this webinar, renowned economics commentator Martin Wolf from the Financial Times will lead a panel discussion on the trajectory and challenges of an unequal global recovery set against a backdrop of weakened social cohesion and heightened power rivalries.

Speaker

Martin Wolf CBE, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, UK

Widely regarded as the world’s most influential economic journalist, Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. He is a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University and King's College, London, Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, a University Global Fellow of Columbia University, New York, a Senior Fellow in Global Economic Policy at its School of International Public Affairs, a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum, and served as a member of the UK Government's Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the University of London, the University of Nottingham, and the KU Leuven, Belgium. Martin Wolf was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2000 for services to financial journalism.

Panellists

Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Parliament of Australia

Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury and Charities and the Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT.  Previously Dr Leigh was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. He has been published widely in top economics journals and holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first-class honours in Arts and Law. Dr Leigh is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

Dr Sarah Hunter, BIS Oxford Economics

Sarah Hunter is Chief Economist at BIS Oxford Economics whose macroeconomic analysis has regularly featured in the ABC, the Australian Financial Review, the Financial Times, Bloomberg and the Sydney Morning Herald. Dr Hunter has a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford, a Masters from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Cambridge.

Moderator

Professor Simon Wilkie, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics and Head of Monash Business School

Professor Simon Wilkie’s career spans a remarkable array of roles that extend beyond the higher education sphere and include appointments as Chief Economic Policy Strategist at Microsoft Corporation and Chief Economist with the US Federal Communications Commission.

In 2019, Professor Wilkie joined Monash Business School from the University of Southern California (USC), where he was Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics, Communication and Law in the USC Gould School of Law. He was previously head of USC’s Department of Economics and the USC Center for Communication Law and Policy.

He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Communication and a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of Public Economic Theory.

Host

Professor Sisira Jayasuriya, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES)

Organised by

Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES)

Register now

Register via Zoom