The Coronavirus is the pandemic of the century, and will change the world as we know it. Bringing with it the largest economic shock to the global economy since WWII, it will dramatically change our economic structures and institutions. State intervention has been regarded as inevitable, and key aspects of our globalized world have quickly disappeared: borders are back, supply chains are frozen. We introduce you a series of conversations with the world's best social scientists.
#29: Zero-emissions growth: green investments and policies | Nicholas Stern
Today’s guest in #CapitalismAfterCoronavirus is Nicholas Stern. Nicholas is a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Formerly, he was Vice President at the World Bank and Second Permanent Secretary to the English Treasury. His research focuses on international climate politics, sustainable finance and the transition to zero emissions growth. He headed the Stern review, where he analyses the economics of climate change. In this episode, we discussed the green agenda, climate investments and policies, as well as key areas of action.
#28: What are the lessons for future pandemics? | Carol Propper
My guest today is Carol Propper. Carol is a Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School and Bristol University. Her research focuses on health economics and the impact of incentives on the healthcare systems quality and productivity. Carol is president of the Royal Economic Society and has just been made a Dame in the New Year’s Honours for her contribution to economics. In this episode, we discussed the short- and long-term health consequences of lockdowns, the key lessons for national health services, health inequality and the future of pandemics.
#27: Management for the recovery: firm resilience, public sector and technology | Raffaella Sadun
Today’s guest in #CapitalismAfterCoronavirus is Raffella Sadun. Raffaella is a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Professor Sadun's research focuses on the economics of productivity, management and organizational change. She has explored organizational performance in both the private and public sector and has recently helped the Italian government in the taskforce against Coronavirus. In this episode, we discussed the actions of resilient companies against covid, health, education and public sector management, as well as the effects of technological changes inside firms in the context of coronavirus.
#26: Optimal Tax Policy and social perceptions of the Economy | Stefanie Stantcheva
Today’s guest in #CapitalismAfterCoronavirus is Stefanie Stantcheva. Stefanie is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. She has been recently awarded the Elaine Bennett prize for the best young female economist. Her research explores the long-run effects of taxes on innovation, education and wealth. More recently she has researched the determinants of social preferences. In this episode, we discussed the optimal taxation on education, innovation and migration, as well as the intangibles of social economic perceptions.
#25: The Lost Einsteins, fostering innovation and management practices | John Van Reenen
My guest today is John Van Reenen. John is a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of innovation and he is the author of the book Investing for Prosperity. More recently, he has worked on the measurement of management practices and their impact on productivity.
#24: Where is globalization headed? Technology, trade liberalization and the virus | Pol Antràs
Today’s guest in #CapitalismAfterCoronavirus is Pol Antràs. Pol is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He is a renowned international trade economist, particularly known for his firm-level contributions to trade theory. His most recent work has focused on the analysis of global value chains and on the interplay between trade, inequality and costly redistribution. In this episode we discussed the trends and drivers of globalization, with special emphasis on the role of technology, the prospects of increased liberalization and the endurance of globalization after Covid-19.