Online Webinar: Local Economic Impacts of COVID-19
Wednesday 17th June @ 6pm until 7pm
The COVID-19 pandemic is a health crisis. Moreover, as a succession of macroeconomic forecasts are now showing, the pandemic is also a major economic shock. However, place matters, and the distribution of impacts will vary across areas of the UK. Taking a local perspective, and drawing on ongoing work by Cambridge Econometrics, this talk will consider the geography of the potential economic impacts through the lenses of economic exposure, wider economic impacts, and resilience and the prospects for recovery.
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Chris Thoung is an Associate Director at Cambridge Econometrics, overseeing the company’s work on social policy issues including jobs, skills, demography, health and inequality. He specialises in economic analysis to inform public policy for local and national governments, international organisations, and NGOs. Much of his recent work has considered regional variations in the circumstances of local areas and what this might mean for their prospects and policy action. As well as consultancy, Chris has previously held roles in the public sector and think tanks.
Ben Gardiner is a Director of Cambridge Econometrics, where he leads the Regions, Cities and Local Areas team. His work ranges from projects for regional bodies (such as the Midlands Economic Observatory, the Northern Powerhouse, and on a forecasting model for the East of England), to city groups such as the Core Cities Group and individual cities such as London, Milton Keynes, Oxford, and Leeds. Most work involves investigating economic performance, economic resilience and relating this to strategy and policy actions. Alongside his role at Cambridge Econometrics he has worked at the European Commission as a senior scientist and as a research associate at Cambridge University.
Chaired by Jacqueline Mallender
Jacque is a respected international health and public policy economist. Over the last 35 years, she has directed many strategic engagements in healthcare, crime, justice, home affairs, education, employment and social welfare. She has worked in the UK health sector throughout her career; internationally she has directed projects and/or provided subject matter expertise to clients in Europe, North America, and, more recently, the Middle East.
Her experience includes: the economics of public health; service and care-pathway design across all diseases and population groups; healthcare systems including contracting and financing; and access to healthcare and disparities for vulnerable groups. Recent interests include value-based healthcare systems, and integrated health and social care and the role of digital health in accelerating improvement. She has a keen subject matter expertise in crime and justice, migration and home affairs and civil justice.
Jacque is an associate of the Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare and sits on the Advisory Board for the Nottingham University School of Economics. Jacque was a founding convenor of the joint Campbell and Cochrane Economics Methods Group and for 15 years was a committee member of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Coordinating Group. Jacque regularly speaks at international events, chairs panels at national and international academic and industry conferences, and designs and delivers training for healthcare evaluation teams.