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The COVID-19 Crisis: wartime and after…

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs

Public Lecture via Zoom

Speakers

Professor Harold James

Professor Harold James

Department of History, Princeton University and Senior Fellow, CIGI

Professor Ethan Ilzetzki

Professor Ethan Ilzetzki

Department of Economics, LSE

Chair

Professor Erik Berglof

Professor Erik Berglof

Director, Institute of Global Affairs

The COVID-19 emergency requires us to think in terms of war. The renowned economic historian Professor Harold James will consider lessons from wartime economies and post-war reconstruction in modern economic history.  How do we learn and adjust in times of war? What will the “post-war order” look like? The COVID-19 pandemic can pull us apart, but it also represents an opportunity to establish a new international order and design new mechanisms to collectively address future challenges. The lecture will be followed by comments by Professor Ethan Ilzetzki, LSE and chaired by Professor Erik Berglof, Director of LSE Institute of Global Affairs.

Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, is Professor of History and International Affairs and the Director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society at Princeton University. He studies economic and financial history and modern European history.

Ethan Ilzetzki is a Lecturer in Economics at the London School of Economics, an Affiliate of the Centre for Macroecnomics and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He has published research on the macroeconomics of fiscal policy, macroeconomics of housing, and the international monetary system.  Ethan holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion: Israel Institute of Technology, an M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland. He has held policy and research positions at the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Department of Treasury.

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