COVID-19: impact on the economy and central bank policies

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs, the School of Public Policy and Bank of Albania

Online public event

Join us for this virtual conference co-organised by the Bank of Albania and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

COVID-19 is proving to be a massive challenge for societies and economies across the globe. Policy makers have been responding with an array of policy tools and coordinating their interventions within and among different institutions. This virtual conference will examine the impact of COVID-19 on the real economy both in advanced economies and in Europe’s emerging markets, and how central banks have adapted their policy toolkits to respond to today’s unprecedented challenges. 


Leonardo Badea, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Romania

Erik Berglof, Professor, LSE & Chief Economist, AIIB

Mario Blejer, LSE, former Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina and Bank of England Executive Director

Anita Angelovska BezhoskaGovernor of the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia

Riccardo Crescenzi, Professor, LSE Department of Geography and Environment

Anila Denaj, Minister of Finance and Economy of Albania 

Adnan Khan, Professor, LSE School of Public Policy

Danae Kyriakopoulou, Chief Economist and Head of Research, OMFIF

Luljeta Minxhozi, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Albania

Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi, Interim Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy

Doris Ritzberger-GrünwaldDirector, Economic Analysis and Research Department, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Gent Sejko, Governor, Bank of Albania

Yan Sun, Mission Chief for Albania, International Monetary Fund

Andrés Velasco, Professor, Dean, LSE School of Public Policy

Boris VujčićGovernor, National Bank of Croatia

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

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