The “After the Pandemic” lecture series, organized by the Laurier International Center for Economic Analysis, begins Friday – The Cord

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Laurier’s International Center for Economic Analysis (ICEA) is organizing a series of conferences on the theme of life after the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of them will take place this Friday, October 29.

ICEA is a non-profit organization meant to bring together researchers to share ideas with each other.

“It is dedicated to the development of links between people […] and promote the highest level of economic analysis, ”said Laurier center director and economics professor Jurek Konieczny.

The series, titled “After the Pandemic”, features ten already planned presentations on topics ranging from public health to working from home. They will run from October through early 2022, although more presentations are planned in addition to these.

Keynote speakers for the conferences include accomplished academics from Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and Laurier, among other universities.

While there are downsides to holding the conferences virtually, there are also some advantages. Namely, it allowed contributors from all over the world to participate.

“We couldn’t do [this many] face-to-face conferences, ”Konieczny said.

“Online conferences are much easier, both to organize and to participate. At the first conference, we have people from all continents, ”he continued. “So there are advantages and problems. “

While the student registration window for the first conference is over, registration for the second conference, on inequalities, will be open until October 27. It will be held from November 5 to 6.

“Anyone who would consider attending a regular economic conference would also benefit from this,” Konieczny said. The ICEA also accepts research papers for inclusion in the lecture series. You can find more information about the event on their website.


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