Week 3



Sunday April 5, 2020

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Michael Robinet
Topic: How will pandemic impact the automotive industry?
Bio: Executive Director of HIS Markit Automotive Advisory Service

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Edward Glaeser
Topic: The pandemic and urbanization
Bio: Harvard Economics Professor and author of Triumph of the City

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Desmond Lachman
Topic: How will the pandemic effect the Developing and Emerging Markets
Bio: Former Emerging Markets Chief Economist at Salomon Brothers now at AEI

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Max Roser
Topic: The need for global data on the pandemic and what we can and cannot say based on the available data
Bio: Roser is the founder and editor of Our World in Data, a scientific web publication that has the goal to present “research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems.”

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Steven Davis
Topic: News and Market Reaction
Bio Professor of International Business and Economics at U. of Chicago Booth School of Business, Author of Job Creation and Destruction

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Philip Fischer
Topic: The pandemic fallout on municipal bond credit
Bio: Former head of municipal bond research at Bank America Merrill Lynch

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Chris Arnade
Topic: Logistics prevents quarantine for poor Americans and urban poor in EM mega-cities – What Happens?
Bio: Author of Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America

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Stephen Krasner
Topic: What are the pandemic’s implications for international relations
Bio: Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Dr. Charles Schwartz
Topic: How are major hospitals dealing with the Pandemic?
Bio: Cardiovascular Surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital

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Dr. Charles Schwartz & Dr. Alan Gwertzman QA

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Dr. Alan Gwertzman
Topic: How are ventilators working to save Covid19 patients?
Bio: Anesthesiologist at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, NJ (center of the storm)

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Joel Mokyr
Topic: Pandemics in Economic History
Bio: Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Economics and History at Northwestern University and Author of A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy

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Ernest Freeberg
Topic: How does the current pandemic resemble the 1871 Horse Epidemic
Reading Requirement: America’s First Energy Crisis: The Great Horse Flu of 1871
Bio: Professor and Department Head of History at U. of Tennessee at Knoxville

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Dr. Jeremy Brown
Topic: 1918 Flu
Reading Requirement: Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, Chapter 2, (14 Pages) available on Kindle or Audible
Bio: Director of the Office of Emergency Care Research where he leads efforts to coordinate emergency care research funding opportunities across the NIH.

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Gary Saul Morson
Topic: How literature can help us make sense of crises like now.
Reading Requirement: Please read short story The Bishop by Anton Chekhov. Available for $1.99 at Amazon Kindle. Also available here http://www.online-literature.com/anton_chekhov/1300/
Bio: Professor of Slavic Literature at Northwestern University, author of Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities and Anna Karenina in Our Time.

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