Myanmar's economy: post-COVID, post elections

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics

Event details

ACDE Seminar

Date & time

Tuesday 01 December 2020


Online via Zoom


Sean Turnell, Macquarie University

Part-way through an ambitious programme of reform, but greatly impacted by the ravages of COVID-19, Myanmar’s economy will be priority-one of the new government elected in November 2020. COVID-19 relief and recovery measures will dominate for a while still, but deeper reforms not contradictory to the needs of the here and now will shortly thereafter reassert. Such reforms, including fundamental changes to Myanmar’s public finances, to its financial sector, to the ways that infrastructure projects are selected and funded, and to trade and investment policies hold out the promise of transforming the country. This seminar will attempt to envisage Myanmar’s economy post-COVID-19, post-elections, when all of this and more will be played out.

A Zoom link will be provided once you register for this event.

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