Category Archives: COVID-19 series

The crisis has profound risks for Putin’s leadership, which has not been decisive or generous enough taking action against COVID-19

How has the Russian Government performed during the COVID-19 crisis and what steps do they need to take to support people and the economy? Elias Papaioannou was joined in conversation with Sergei Guriev, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Russia.

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This could be the biggest emerging market crisis ever

How will international finance debt obligations impact emerging and frontier economies during the Coronavirus pandemic? Elias Papaioannou was joined in conversation with Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

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The Coronavirus pandemic will be an opportunity to make the South African economy more fair and reduce inequalities

How is the crisis impacting the South African economy and how can business leaders be part of the solution to the coronavirus crisis? Rajesh Chandy was joined in conversation with Nick Binedell, Founding Director and Sasol Chair of Strategic Management of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria for the Wheeler Institute COVID-19 series.

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How the pandemic has accelerated changes to consumption patterns and employment in China

What will it take to get consumption back to pre-Coronavirus levels, and how will it have changed as a result of the pandemic? Rajesh Chandy was joined in conversation with Juliet Zhu, Professor of Marketing and director of the Social Innovation and Business for Good Centre in Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business for the Wheeler Institute COVID-19 series.

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A one size fits all approach to information sharing will not lead to the behavioural change required to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was joined in conversation with Imran Rasul, Professor of Economics at University College London, to discuss how public health authorities can effectively relay information during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Strong, coordinated, collective action is required to prevent the COVID-19 crisis from turning into a global catastrophe

Elias Papaioannou, Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was joined in conversation with Pierre-Oliver Gourinchas, Professor of Economics, S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, Haas School of Business and Director at the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, to discuss measures that need to be put in place that will enable low-and-middle-income to invest in health services and protect their economies.

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“Businesses need to return to their core purpose and serve society”

Could the Coronavirus crisis be a reckoning for the corporate world? Rajesh Chandy, Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was joined in conversation with Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School to discuss how companies are going to have to adapt to prevail in a post-COVID-19 world.

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