Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hosted by the School of Public Policy and Beveridge 2.0

Online public event


Professor Francisco Ferreira

Professor Francisco Ferreira

Professor Ricardo Hausmann

Professor Ricardo Hausmann

Professor Adnan Khan

Professor Adnan Khan

Professor Lucinda Platt

Professor Lucinda Platt


Dr Tania Burchardt

Dr Tania Burchardt

Join us to discuss a special issue of LSE's Public Policy Review, a brand new public policy journal.  The special LSEPPR issue on COVID 19 is now available LSE's Public Policy Review.

The COVID-19 pandemic represents an extraordinary health and economic global challenge as well as an opportunity to re-evaluate many aspects of modern economy, society, and government. The crisis has mobilised scientific efforts at an unprecedented scale, with an impressive emerging body of research spanning across disciplines. This special issue invites scholars from across the School to explore a range of key questions the pandemic has raised - from the factors shaping government responses and collective behaviour, to the relationship between policy-making and scientific evidence; from the impact of the pandemic on economic policy and employment, to how it intersected with inequalities related, for instance, to gender or ethnicity. Through their different disciplinary lenses the papers in this issue offer a rich and comprehensive insight into some of the key questions emerging from the current crisis.

Meet our speakers and chair

Francisco Ferreira (@fhgferreira) is Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies and Director of the International Inequalities Institute at LSE.

Ricardo Hausmann (@ricardo_hausman) is Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy and the Director of the Growth Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Adnan Khan (@adnanqk) is Professor in Practice at LSE's School of Public Policy.

Lucinda Platt (@PlattLucinda) is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology and Head of Department of Social Policy at LSE.

Tania Burchardt is Associate Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and Deputy Director of STICERD.

More about this event

The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

Beveridge 2.0 Redefining the Social Contract is a programme hosted by the School of Public Policy that aims at bringing LSE's community together with the intent of exploring important policy questions, fostering dialogue across disciplines and identifying avenues for collaborative cross-disciplinary research.

The LSE Public Policy Review is a public policy journal hosted by the School of Public Policy at LSE and published by LSE Press (@LSEPress). It brings together policy-relevant research from across the social sciences.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19

Podcast & Video

A podcast of this event is available to download from Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

A video of this event is available to watch at Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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