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#WPRN21 : 2 days of discussions on the societal impacts of Covid-19

09 dec 2021 10:30 - 10 dec 2021 19:00

On the 9th and 10th of December, participate in the 1st Conference on the Impacts of Covid-19 (#WPRN21) , organised by the World Pandemic Research Network and supported by the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’Homme.

#WPRN21 is the first international forum for researchers and practitioners from all areas of expertise and backgrounds working on the human, economic, and societal impacts of Covid-19 to present ongoing projects, share and disseminate insights and results, and to make connections for future collaboration.WPRN is where the community meets.

Both attendance and participation in #WPRN21 are entirely free and the conference is open and accessible to everyone!

Registration for the WPRN21 conference: https://wprn.org/conference/


Thursday, 09th December (Central European Time - CET)

10:30 - 11:00
WPRN21 Conference Welcome with Saadi Lahlou (Paris Institute of Advanced Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science), Flore Gubert (French Institute of Development Economics, IDEAS, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme), Maxi Heitmayer (London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London)

11:00 - 11:30
Keynote 1: Economic epidemiology put to the test of the Covid-19 crisis: some emerging ideas and approaches
Raouf Boucekkine (Rennes School of Business, Aix-Marseille School of Economics)

11:30 - 12:30
Paper Q&A session - News & Media Coverage

12:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00
Paper Q&A session - Masks, Vaccinations & Compliance

14:00 - 15:00
Paper Q&A session - Economic & Financial Impacts

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:00
Keynote 2: The impact of COVID on SMEs in China based on multiple rounds of surveys before and after the shock

by Xiaobo Zhang (International Food Policy Research Institute)

16:00 - 16:30
Keynote 3: COVID‑19 and the value of safe transport in the United States
Ted Loch-Temzelides (Rice University and The Baker Institute, Houston)

16:30 - 17:00
Keynote 4: Optimal combination of epidemic control policies: lessons from an expanded epidemic-economic model
Andy Dobson (Princeton University)

17:00 - 17:30
Keynote 5 Social Cohesion, Inequality, and the Pandemic: Lessons from Brazil
Elisa Reis (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

17:30 - 18:00
Day 1 Closing
Social & Open Breakout Rooms

Friday, 10th December 2021 (Central European Time - CET)

10:45 - 11:00
Welcome to the Second Day

11:00 - 11:30
Keynote 6: Trading off lives and livelihoods in an ethical way, considering the apparent clash of interests between generations
Marc Fleurbaey (Paris School of Economics)

11:30 - 12:00
Keynote 7: Emotional responses to the pandemic through the lens of text data
Bennett Kleinberg (Tilburg University, University College London)

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00
Presentation Q&A session - Education & Marginalised Communities

14:00 - 15:00
Presentation Q&A session - Local Contexts & Policy

15:00 - 15:30
Keynote 8: In Science We Should Trust (controlling for the Social Desirability Bias), Enrique Fatas & Paulius Yamin (Center for Social Norms and Behavioural Dynamics, University of Pennsylvania)

15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:00
Presentation Q&A sessions - Emotions & Coping During Crisis

17:00 - 18:00
Closing Panel
Moving the discussion forward - lessons learned and next steps
Helga Nowotny (ETH Zurich), Saadi Lahlou (Paris Institute of Advanced Study, London School of Economics and Political Science), Olivier Bouin (Network for French Institutes of Advanced Study, European Alliance for SSH)

18:00 - 18:15
Concluding Remarks and Thank you

18:15 - 19:00
Closing Social & Open Breakout Rooms

To register for the #WPRN21 conference:  https://wprn.org/conference/

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