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Government responses to Covid-19: Economics, Politics and the Role of Scientific Advice

June 22, 2020
12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
 

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Virtual Meeting

 

 

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On June 22, Tim Besley, a fellow in CIFAR’s Institutions, Organizations & Growth program and an economist at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will draw on economic and political theory to discuss governments’ pandemic responses with Rebecca Finlay, Vice President, Engagement & Public Policy, CIFAR.

Tim Besley is a fellow in CIFAR’s Institutions, Organizations & Growth program and a School Professor of Economics and Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He investigates how institutions shape economic policy decisions, with particular emphasis on improving the quality of economic policy-making and reducing instability.

Rebecca Finlay is CIFAR’s Vice-President of Engagement & Public Policy. She founded CIFAR’s global knowledge mobilization practice in 2014, bringing together experts in industry, civil society, healthcare and government to accelerate the societal impact of CIFAR’s research programs. She also leads CIFAR’s partnerships with governments and public sector organizations in Canada and worldwide.


This event is offered in English. French subtitles will be available on the post-event recording.