Avoiding pandonomics: Lessons from COVID-19

As a part of the renewal/revival of the collaboration between the Institute of Development Studies and the International Institute of Social Studies, Peter van Bergeijk gave a seminar on the economic and health reactions to COVID-19.

Pandonomics is a shorthand for the economic and health policy reactions to COVID-19 that have ignored the impact of lockdowns on other economies and future generations and the health consequences of the priority given to COVID-19 patients.

Against the background of his latest book, 'Pandemic Economics', Peter van Bergeijk discusses the world’s pre-COVID-19 level of pandemic (un)preparedness, the Black Swan of pandonomics and alternative societal approaches to solving the pandemic trilemma.

Watch Peter van Bergeijk's presentation below.

Professor of International Economics and Macroeconomics