Is This the New Normal? The Global Economy After COVID
This event is presented as part of the 2020-2021 COMPAS Program on COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented disruptions to the global economy, and exposed the fragility of the systems of production, distribution, and finance that it’s built upon. What will be the long-term impact of these disruptions, and what effect will they have on workers, businesses, and consumers?
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Elisabeth B. Reynolds (Urban Studies, MIT)
Elisabeth B. Reynolds is Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and executive director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center. She recently became executive director of MIT’s initiative on the Work of the Future, which was launched in 2018 to understand the relationship between technology, work, society and to study how technology can be developed to enhance and augment human activities. Dr. Reynolds’ research focuses on issues related to systems of innovation, regional economic development, and industrial competitiveness. She has focused in particular on the theory and practice of cluster development and regional innovation systems. Her current research focuses on advanced manufacturing, growing innovative companies to scale, and building innovation capacity in developed and developing countries.
Abraham Newman (International Studies, Georgetown)
Abraham Newman is a professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University and the Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies. His research focuses on the ways in which economic interdependence and globalization have transformed international politics. He is the author of Protectors of Privacy: Regulating Personal Data in the Global Economy, co-author of Of Privacy and Power: the Transatlantic Struggle over Freedom and Security and Voluntary Disruptions: International Soft Law, Finance, and Power, and co-editor of How Revolutionary was the Digital Revolution: National Responses, Market Transitions, and Global Technologies.