8 December, The economic and social impacts of Covid-19, Dr. Abhinay Muthoo, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Warwick.

The economic and social impacts of Covid-19.

Dec 8, Tuesday, 6:30PM

Speaker: Dr. Abhinay Muthoo
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
University of Warwick

Abstract:   Evidence suggests that the likelihood of pandemics has significantly increased over the past decade due to several economic and environmental factors such as increased mobility of people, global integrated supply chains and greater exploitation of nature. As we currently live through an ongoing pandemic, we are faced with several pressing questions.  In this talk, we will explore: the effectiveness of current policy actions and their long term implications; the economic and social costs and benefits of alternative policy measures; and the trade-offs between lockdowns and livelihoods.

About the speaker:
Dr. Abhinay Muthoo is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick. He is also a Fellow of the National Institute of Economics and Social Research, a member of the Cross Parliamentary Party Youth Violence Commission, and the Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.   He has previously been the Dean of Warwick in London and the Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick.

Dr. Muthoo was educated at the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge.  He has broad research interests and these include game theory, political economy, negotiations, international development, law and economics, and public policy.  He has published papers in many top economics journals and is the author of Bargaining Theory with Applications, described as a publication that any economist should want to have as a reference.

For further information about Dr. Abhinay Muthoo and his work, please check is website.

Moderator: Dr. Chitrakalpa Sen, Associate Professor, JGBS