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Lecture: COVID-19 and the World Economy

TopicCOVID-19 and the World Economy

LecturerProf. Bill Russell

HostProf. Zhang Jiarui

Time19:00-20:00, Dec. 17th, Thursday

VooV Meeting AppID,190602146


About the lecturer:

Dr Bill Russell is Professor of International Business at the University of Dundee School of Business. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honours) before undertaking an M.Phil. and D.Phil. in Economics at the University of Oxford which were conferred in 1996. His primary teaching and research interest is macroeconomics and finance. He has published in the following five broad areas: (i) the theoretical basis of the negative long-run relationship between inflation and the markup, (ii) estimating the relationship between inflation and the markup, (iii) general empirical macroeconomics, (iv) modelling coffee prices, and (v) the methodology of macroeconomics.


Content:

COVID-19 has disrupted the supply and demand worldwide over the past 9 months plus how it is likely to disrupt economies for a number of years to come. This talk looks at why trade has been badly affected by COVID, why trade is important for economies and growth, and finally, how economies may behave after the end of the COVID crisis.