Money, Politics, and Social Conflict in the Age of COVID & YSI Discussion

with Thomas Ferguson - 12pm ET / 9am PT

Jun 4, 2020 | 12:00 – 13:00 Download .ics


Every country has had a different policy response to the crisis; and within countries different political parties have championed various approaches. How has COVID-19 affected politics and social life in developed western countries?

While the original response to the crisis almost everywhere was shock and disbelief, some countries locked down and mobilized resources considerably faster than others. This webinar will explore how local economic and political realities have determined national responses to the pandemic and their social and political effects among developed countries.

After the presentation, there will be a brief period for questions. Questions can be submitted using the Q&A function in Zoom.

After the overall event, the Young Scholars Initiative will host a larger, informal discussion with Thomas Ferguson on the YSI website. You may register for this discussion here; zoom information will also be provided during the webinar.

Thomas Ferguson is INET’s Director of Research and a member of INETs Advisory Board. He obtained his Ph.D. from Princeton and taught at MIT, the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He is the author of several books, including Right Turn (1986) and Golden Rule (1995). He is also a Senior Fellow at Better Markets. His articles have appeared in many scholarly journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, International Organization, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Economic History. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Political Economy and a longtime Contributing Editor at The Nation.

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