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About Shaping the Post-COVID World

The crisis provides a unique opportunity to re-evaluate many aspects of modern economy, society, and government.

Simon Hix, Pro Director for Research

Building on the important conversations and research being undertaken as part of our COVID-19 response (including through the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and the Policy Responses event series), the Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative convened a debate about the direction the world could and should be taking after this crisis and what policies national and global actors should pursue.

We explored several key themes:

  • The macro economy
  • Restructuring business, trade and the future of work
  • Inequality and social infrastructure
  • Health and social care
  • Environmental sustainability and climate change
  • Welfare and public policy trade offs
  • Governance and state capacity
  • Democracy and rights
  • The future of cities
  • The experience of young people

Read more about these themes in Professor Simon Hix's blog. You can catch up with events from the series by listening to podcasts or shortcasts (20 minute digested versions of some of the events), as well as content from the LSE Festival 2022, which explored the practical steps we could be taking to shape a better world. You can also browse the LSE COVID-19 blog archive.

Steering Committee for Shaping the Post-COVID World

Professor Simon Hix, Chair
Professor Laura Bear
Professor Julia Black
Professor Paul Dolan
Professor Andrés Velasco