Essential work: Responding to Covid-19 in Fragile States

Webinar hosted on July 9, 1010 by The Economist and the International Rescue Committee. Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics at Yale in conversation with: Timothy Geithner, Co-chair, board of directors, International Rescue Committee and 75th secretary of the treasury, United States; David Miliband, President and chief executive, International Rescue Committee, Former secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs, United Kingdom; Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-chief of The Economist; and Carmen Reinhart, Chief economist at the World Bank.

Watch the virtual panel here.

Emerging markets and developing economies

Webinar hosted on June 25, 2020 by the Brookings Institution. Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Professor of Economics at Yale, and Tristan Reed, Economist at the Development Research Group, World Bank presented their paper “The effects of the coronavirus pandemic in emerging markets and developing economies: An optimistic preliminary account", with discussants Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Michael Kremer, Professor of Economics at Harvard University. A full version of the paper can be downloaded here

Responding to COVID-19 in developing countries 

Webinar hosted on June 16, 2020 by London Business school. Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics at Yale in conversation with Elias Papaioannou, Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development.

Targeting Covid-19 relief payments in Bangladesh

Webinar co-hosted on May 7, 2020 by Yale Macmillan Center, Dhaka Tribune, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Youth Policy Forum. Participants: Mushfiq Mobarak, professor of economics at Yale, Sabina Rashid, dean and professor at James P Grant School of Public Health in Brac University, Asif Saleh, executive director of Brac, Maria May, senior program officer at Financial Services for the Poor of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (moderator), and Mark Miller, director of development for Public Finance Program, ODI, (moderator).

COVID-19 and India

A discussion of the biological, computational, societal, and policy challenges presented by COVID-19, hosted April 22, 2020 by the Yale Computation and Society Initiative at Yale University. Participants: Professor K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, Rohini Pande, Professor of Economics at Yale and Director of EGC, Alan Gerber, Yale Professor of Political Science and Dean of Social Sciences, Jonathan Howard, Yale Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Director of Quantitative Biology Institute, Nisheeth Vishnoi, Yale Professor of Computer Science, co-founder of the Computation and Society Initiative, and Steven Wilkinson, Yale Professor of Political Science, Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.

Pinelopi Goldberg on international trade and supply chains after COVID-19

Seminar hosted April 17, 2020 by Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University. Participants: Penny Goldberg Professor of Economics at Yale and a former Chief Economist at the World Bank, Markus Brunnermeier, Director of the Bendheim Center for Finance. 

Sierra Leone could be a model for poorer countries responding to the coronavirus pandemic

In response to the pandemic, governments around the world imposed varying restrictions to combat the spread of the virus. But are these measures applicable everywhere, especially in poorer countries? Mushfiq Mobarak interviewed on April 17, 2020 by the BBC.

COVID-19 and Global Affairs: The Economy and World Markets in Turmoil

Panel hosted April 4, 2020 by Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Participants: Penny Goldberg Professor of Economics at Yale and a former Chief Economist at the World Bank, Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago economics professor and former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Howard Wang, Head of Greater China for J.P. Morgan.