COVID-19 Series: I

  • Event Start: 5th May 2020, 5:00pm
  • Event Type:
Podcast Debate:

The Economics of COVID-19

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis will be deep and wide-ranging.  With the world economy facing a crisis on at least the scale of 2008, what will recovery look like?  Will the fallout of the crisis define a generation?


  • Prof Jason Furman : American economist and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School.  He served as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Obama
  • Prof Michèle Tertilt : Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim.  She has written extensively on the economic impact of COVID-19
  • Dr Eric Feigl-Ding : American public health scientist and health economist at the Harvard School of Public Health.  He was one of the first scientists to urge an aggressive response to COVID-19
  • Ian Bremmer : American political scientist, known for his work on foreign policy and political risk, lately with regards to the impact of COVID-19


This event will be via podcast : for Spotify Podcast, CLICK HEREor forApple Podcast, CLICK HERE

Our weekly debates have always been at the very heart of the Oxford Union and it has been our mission to take our members to the very frontlines of the great arguments of the day.  This term will be no different as we strive to honour our commitment to public debate by showcasing a great and important diversity of opinions through the medium of podcast.
These debates will be structured like panel discussions and will be broadcast as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts