‘The short and medium term economic damage from Coronavirus’ with The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable and Sam Bowman

Time:

  • 28/04/2020
    13:00 - 14:00
I’m delighted to invite you to join us for an online webinar discussion with The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, and Sam Bowman, Director of Competition Policy at the International Center for Law and Economics from 1pm – 2pm (BST) on Tuesday 28th April. They will be discussing ‘The short and medium term economic damage from Coronavirus’.

In the UK, the OBR has already predicted that GDP will fall by 35% and, despite the government’s efforts, unemployment is expected to rise by 2 million. On 19th March, the Bank of England slashed interest rates to their lowest ever level of 0.1% and an extra £200 billion of QE funding was promised. How long will the lockdown last and what immediate effect is this having on the economy and current productivity? How quickly might we be able to recover and what will be the most crucial steps to take? Are there any parallels with the 2008 financial crisis and what can we learn for the future? The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable and Sam Bowman will be discussing these important issues.

Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. If you would like to join us for our online webinar please register by clicking here.

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