Symposium on Systemic Recovery
Time & Location
About the Event
Registration here: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/20-21/systemic-symposium
This 2-day symposium will consist of four sessions of invited talks on the themes below. In each session, a moderator will introduce the theme and the key modelling and policy questions and ask the three to four speakers to present their remarks, followed by a discussion and further questions from the audience. In addition, each day will include a session where the main findings of the EPSW will be presented and discussed.
Confirmed Speakers: William White, Josh Epstein, Igor Linkov, Jean Philippe Bouchaud, Doyne Farmer, Bill Janeway, Gael Giraud
Theme 1 - Not out of the woods yet: The Covid-19 pandemic is still raging around the globe. This panel will review the current state of the crisis, from both a health and economics points of view, and discuss the main lessons learned in the past year.
Theme 2 - Exit strategies: In the next several months, as vaccines roll out and the number of new cases and deaths consequently decreases, many countries will begin implementing measures for safe reopening of their economies. This panel will discuss the short term implications of resumption of economic activities and expected phase out of government policies put in place during the pandemic, including the effects of defaults and bankruptcies on global financial stability.
Theme 3 - Which normality?: This panel will address the medium term economic effects of the pandemic, including possibly permanent changes in productivity and the nature of work, the role of expanded private and public debt, and the interactions between inequality and health.
Theme 4 - The long haul: The Covid-19 crisis exposed fragilities in the health care system, social safety nets, supply chains, and transportation networks, while at the same time redefined the limits of what is possible in terms of adaptability and policy responses. This panel will explore implications for long term economic and environmental sustainability, including the appropriate level of preparedness for crises, the trade off between efficiency and resilience, and how these lessons can be help fight the looming climate change crisis.