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Joshua Gans: COVI19 - one year on - lessons learned for the future

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In this presentation, Joshua Gans reflects on the lessons learnt from the different ways in which Covid-19 has been managed in different countries and how key economic principals can be applied to deciding on the effective health and economic policy response to pandemics.  These lessons will be important in more effective responses to any future pandemics.

About the Presenter 

Joshua Gans is a Professor of Strategic Management and holder of the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (with a cross appointment in the Department of Economics). Joshua is also Chief Economist of the University of Toronto's Creative Destruction Lab.

Joshua holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honours degree in economics from the University of Queensland. Among other awards, he received the Economic Society of Australia’s Young Economist Award in 2007.

He has published extensively in top journals including the American Economic Review and Journal of Political Economy and well as many books.  

His most recent book The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of Covid-19 (MIT Press, 2020) which was initially released as an eBook in April 2020. It has proven to be a remarkably early and remarkably insightful work into the optimal policy responses to the pandemic.

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