The economic playbook for managing COVID-19: Lessons from the last economic downturn

The economic playbook for managing COVID-19: Lessons from the last economic downturn

When

11.00am–12.00pm

9 April 2020

Type

Webinar

Cost

Free but registration is essential

Global recession is almost surely one of the consequences of COVID-19, as households and businesses and government curtail economic activity, trying to slow the spread of the virus. At the same time, governments and central banks are making unprecedented interventions, attempting to soften the blow. Will they be successful? Are lessons learned in the last economic downturn relevant to today?

To discuss these issues, USSC hosted a webinar event featuring United States Studies Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman in conversation with Non-Resident Fellow David Uren.

Non-Resident Fellow David Uren is one of Australia’s leading economic writers. He was the Economics Editor for The Australian from 2013 to 2018 and led that newspaper’s federal economic coverage for 15 years. He is author of several books, including his co-authored book with Lenore Taylor, Shitstorm, which examined the Rudd government’s management of the Global Financial Crisis.

Featuring

  • David Uren
    David Uren
    Non-Resident Fellow, United States Studies Centre

    David Uren is a non-resident fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He is one of Australia’s leading economic writers. He was the Economics Editor for The Australian from 2013 to 2018 and led that newspaper’s Canberra economic coverage for 15 years. He is author of several books, including The Kingdom and the Quarry (Black Inc 2012), which explored Australia’s relationship with China during the resources boom, when the tensions caused by soaring prices became acute and Australia started reckoning with the impact of China as a rising strategic power in competition with the United States.

  • Professor Simon Jackman
    Professor Simon Jackman
    Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

    Professor Simon Jackman commenced as CEO of the US Studies Centre in April 2016. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman's teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems with special emphasis on American and Australian politics.