COVID-19 and the Economy: what are the lessons so far?

Hosted by LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response

Online public event


Professor Silvana Tenreyro

Professor Silvana Tenreyro


Minouche Shafik

Minouche Shafik

Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Silvana Tenreyro will discuss some of the emerging academic research on the macroeconomics of COVID-19, including how it has influenced her recent monetary policy decisions.

Silvana Tenreyro is Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE and an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England. She obtained her MA and PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Before joining the Bank, she was co-Director and Board member of the Review of Economic Studies and Chair of the Women’s Committee of the Royal Economics Society. 

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response.

COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term.

Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre.

This event in the series has been organised by the Department of Economics and the Centre for Macroeconomics.

The Department of Economics (@LSEEcon) at LSE, is one of the leading economics departments in the world. We are a large department, ensuring all mainstream areas of economics are strongly represented in research and teaching.

The Centre For Macroeconomics is a research centre that brings together a group of world class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and help design policies to alleviate it.

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A transcript of Professor Silvana Tenreyro's speech is available to download from COVID-19 and the Economy: what are the lessons so far?

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