Webinar: Covid-19 Crisis and Emerging Economies

11  May 2020    1:00 pm CEST

Economists discuss the social and economic crisis in emerging economies in the current global context


online event


The following questions will be addressed:

  • How does the Covid-19 crisis get transmitted to emerging economies?
  • What policies are pursued in the countries (special attention given to India, South Africa, Turkey)?
  • Which international support policies are granted to the developing world?
  • What are the social and political impacts of the crisis?


Moderator: Michael Landesmann, wiiw Economist, former Scientific Director

Registration: https://my.demio.com/ref/pbSWHEGG5MU6hoBh

The presentation will be held in English.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Jayati Ghosh is professor of economics and chairperson of the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and her core areas of study include international economics, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development. She is executive secretary of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS) and a regular columnist for several Indian journals and newspapers, a member of the National Knowledge Commission and is closely involved with a range of progressive organisations and social movements. She is co-recipient of the International Labour Organisation's 2010 Decent Work Research prize.

Fiona Tregenna is professor and holds the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development in the Department of Economics and Econometrics at the University of Johannesburg. Her research focuses on structural change, with a particular focus on deindustrialisation, as well as on inequality, poverty and unemployment. Fiona has received various awards, recognitions and grants for her research and is member of numerous boards and committees. In the past, Fiona has advised many international organisations (such as UNIDO, UNCTAD, UNU-WIDER and the ILO), She has also been heavily involved in the economic response to COVID-19, as an economic advisor to the President of South Africa .

Richard Grieveson is Deputy Director at wiiw, coordinator of the wiiw country analysis team and country expert for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. His main area of research is CESEE country analysis and economic forecasting, with a particular focus on Turkey and the Western Balkans. In addition he works on migration, sovereign risk, economic history and European integration. Previously he worked as a Director in the Emerging Europe Sovereigns team at Fitch Ratings, and before that, he was Regional Manager and lead analyst for Germany and Poland in the Europe team at the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Michael Landesmann is Senior Research Associate at wiiw and Professor of Economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. He was Scientific Director of wiiw from 1996 to 2016. His research focuses on East–West economic integration, structural change, economic growth, general topics in international economic relations, globalisation and labour markets and migration. He was a member of the Group of Economic Policy Advisors under the chairmanship of former EU Commission President Romano Prodi and participated in and coordinated a wide range of EU projects on different aspects of European integration. He has a D.Phil. from Oxford University, was a Lecturer, Fellow and Senior Research Officer at Cambridge University and held Visiting Professorships at Harvard University.