GDI Webinar: A panel on the social and economic impact of Covid-19
|Dates:||9 December 2020|
|Times:||15:30 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Ken Shadlen, Bina Agarwal|
Covid-19 has defined 2020 and it's impact will long be felt after the year has ended. In this panel discussion, we will hear from three leading academics on how the pandemic has affected health, income inequality and produced 'developmental reversals' in countries around the world.
Ken Shadlen, Professor of Development Studies, LSE
Will talk about how Covid-19 has changed the world of pharmaceutical innovation and what this means for the challenges that developing countries face with regard to accessing vaccines and treatments for the pandemic.
Bina Agarwal, Professor of International Development, GDI, The University of Manchester
Will talk about the complex impact of the pandemic on gender inequalities, as well as the transformative potential rural women can bring to post-Covid recovery. She will focus especially on South Asia.
Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Professor of the Political Economy of Development and Head of the Oxford Department of International Development
Diego will explore the likely impact of the Covid-19 crisis on income inequality, focusing on the experience of Latin America. In considering those impacts, he will distinguish between between-country and within-country inequality following the work of Branko Milanovic (2016). In terms of the former, he argues that the current global crisis is likely to increase the gap between Latin America and the global North, partly due to different degrees of freedom in fiscal policy. In terms of within-country inequality, he will distinguish between concentration at the top and the likely evolution in the rest of the distribution.
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Role: Professor of the political economy of development and Head of the Oxford
Organisation: University of Oxford
Biography: His research aims to identify the best ways to reduce income inequality through the use of social and productive policies, with particular attention to the Latin American experience. He is the author of the new book 'The Costs of Inequality in Latin America: Lessons and Warnings for the Rest of the World' (Bloomsbury, 2020) and co-author with Juliana Martinez Franzoni of The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South. Actors, Ideas and Architectures (CUP, 2016) and 'Good Jobs and Social Services: How Costa Rica Achieved the Elusive Double Incorporation' (Palgrave McMillan, 2013).
Role: Professor of Development Studies
Organisation: London School of Economics and Political Science
Biography: Ken works on the comparative and international political economy of development, with a focus on understanding variation in national policy response to changing global issues. In recent years Ken's research has focused largely on the global and cross-national politics of intellectual property (IP). He is interested in the implications that the new global IP regime presented for late development, and the various ways that international norms for IP affect national practices.
Role: Professor of Development Studies
Organisation: GDI, The University of Manchester
Biography: Bina Agarwal has written extensively on agrarian change, land and property rights, environmental governance, and poverty and inequality, especially from a gender and political economy perspective. Her publications include the award-winning book, A Field of One’s Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia (CUP, 1994), Gender and Green Governance (OUP, 2010) and Gender Challenges (OUP, 2016), a three volume compendium of her selected papers. Her work on gender inequality in land and on environmental governance, has had global impact. Among her awards are the Leontief Prize 2010; Louis Malassis Scientific Prize 2017; and the International Balzan Prize, 2017. She is currently researching group farming in Asia and Europe.
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