Economics of inclusion in a COVID world: Policies for a sustainable recovery

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The magnitude of the global crisis triggered by COVID-19 is unparalleled in modern history. It has eclipsed all global financial shocks since the Great Depression, including the 2008 global financial crisis. Though devastating in its effects, the historic proportions of COVID-19 also bring the opportunity to assess how we should rebuild our societies differently to emerge better after the crisis. Which economic policies should we put in place to create truly inclusive societies and a global economy which works for all?

The crises sparked and deepened by COVID-19 have highlighted the relevance of the role of the state in planning and rebuilding a sustainable recovery. This panel discussion – moderated by the Blavatnik School’s dean, Ngaire Woods – brings together leading economists and policymakers, including Argentina’s Minister of Economy, to assess how we should review, innovate and/or expand the public policy toolkit to create more sustainable, inclusive and equitable pathways for the future.


- Martín Guzmán, Minister of Economy of Argentina

- Carmen Reinhart, Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank Group

- Gita Gopinath, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund

Please note: This event will take place online via Zoom. Please register via the event webpage and you will be emailed a link with joining instructions nearer the time.