1. Topic: COVID-19 and Global Economy: How to Turn the Pandemic Crisis into Opportunity
2. Language: English
3. Speaker: Yixiao Zhou is a Senior Lecturer at Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy. Yixiao has expertise in understanding drivers of inclusive growth and development and identifying policies that enhance them with an international perspective. Yixiao is also passionate about teaching and mentoring students for advanced, cutting-edge and innovative research with policy impact. Yixiao earned her PhD in Economics from the ANU, and her Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science from Peking University.
4. Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic broke out at a time when there were heightened uncertainties in the global economy. We analyze how COVID-19 would likely deepen some existing malaise in the global economy, and what could be done to redress these problems while managing economic recovery from the crisis and beyond. We argue that three fundamental factors for a solid recovery in the post pandemic era are structural reform, new technology, and global trust and cooperation. Supported by strong public polices at all levels especially at national levels, the trilogy could serve as salvation of the global economy recovering or re-emerging from this pandemic crisis.