Moderator: Calla Wiemer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PAST Webinar on Pandemic Recovery and East Asian Economic Resilience
When: 24 September 2021, 2:00-4:30pm Kuala Lumpur time (GMT+8)
Sponsors: Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, Sunway University and the East Asian Economic Association
The Covid-19 pandemic is the most serious shock to the peacetime global economy in 90 years. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has devasting impact on global economies and serious disruptions on economic activities and societies. It has tested every aspect of government and society, from the health system to macroeconomic management and much else. East Asia is no exception, with much societal disruption and significant increases in poverty, alongside highly variable outcomes across and within countries.
As we approach the two-year mark, this international webinar will provide a stocktake of the record to date and an overview of the challenges going forward. The webinar will bring together leading researchers and expert panel to discuss key economic and social issues related to the economic resilience and recovery of East Asia.
Among the key issues to be examined by an expert panel are:
- Will East Asia recover its economic dynamism?
- How does the global and regional architecture need to be reformed?
- What are the salient lessons from the pandemic episode?
- How has the event transformed national development priorities?
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