COVID-19: economic costs and responses in the Pacific

Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Development Policy Centre
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Event details

Public Seminar

Date & time

Wednesday 19 August 2020


Online via Zoom


Professor Stephen Howes, Dr Jenny Gordon, Dr Neelesh Gounder and Maholopa Laveil


Arichika Okazaki
02 6125 6805

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The economic costs of COVID-19 continue to mount, globally and in the Pacific. But what is the damage in the Pacific, and how are Pacific governments responding? In this seminar, we explored the economic damage caused by COVID-19 and the responses Pacific governments are taking. Professor Stephen Howes presented an overview based on the Pacific Covid Economic Database the Development Policy Centre had put together. Dr Jenny Gordon, Chief Economist of DFAT, provided her assessment. Dr Neelesh Gounder and Mr Maholopa Laveil presented perspectives on Fiji and PNG, respectively.

Sadhana Sen, Regional Media Adviser, Development Policy Centre, ANU

Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU

Dr Jenny Gordon, Chief Economist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dr Neelesh Gounder, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of the South Pacific

Maholopa Laveil, Lecturer in Economics, University of Papua New Guinea

This webinar was free and open to the public. It was recorded, and the recording will be made available soon through the Development Policy Centre website.

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