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Insights on the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 from the East Asian Perspective
There have been more than 7.5 million people infected with the coronavirus worldwide with nearly half a million deaths to date. The pandemic has also taken a tremendous economic toll at the global, national, and local levels with unprecedented speed and severity. As the world is combating COVID-19 and sending billions of people into lockdown, countries in East Asia — China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan — seem to have done better in effectively flattening the curves of the pandemic and economic downturn than countries in the West. How so? What different approaches and strategies have East Asian nations adopted to fight the pandemic? Although no country in the world that can be held up as a model for both public health and economic responses to the pandemic, there may be important insights and lessons learned from the East Asian experience. This webinar features two distinguished scholars of economics — Professor Biung-Ghi JU of Seoul National University, South Korea, and Professor Chu-chia LIN of National Chengchi University, Taiwan. The scholars will offer their analyses of the economic impacts of COVID-19 on East Asia and share their insights about the regional-specific advantages and challenges for tackling the pandemic’s devastating impacts on the economy.

Jun 30, 2020 04:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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