The Royal Economic Society hosted a series of webinars in May 2020 chaired by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern to examine the challenge of building a strong, inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The webinars focused on strategy, investment, policies and finance for such a recovery. The speakers gave careful attention to the transition from the rescue phase – where the priority for public policy has been to respond to the public health emergency, to protect the most vulnerable, and to maintain capacity in the economy – to recovery.


Webinar 1: Strategy and investment for a sustainable recovery

Chair: Nicholas Stern. Speakers: Sarah Breeden, Andy Haldane, John Llewellyn, Gus O’Donnell, Dimitri Zenghelis.

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Webinar 2: Policy for a sustainable recovery

Chair: Nicholas Stern. Speakers: Tera Allas, Diane Coyle, Stephen Machin, Rain Newton-Smith, Adair Turner, Andres Velasco.

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Webinar 3: Finance for a sustainable recovery

Chair: Nicholas Stern. Speakers: Tim Besley, Stephen Jones, Nick Robins, Ian Simm, Rhian-Mari Thomas.

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