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Evidence suggests that the likelihood of pandemics has significantly increased over the past decade due to several economic and environmental factors such as increased mobility of people, global integrated supply chains and greater exploitation of nature. As we currently live through an ongoing pandemic in the form of COVID-19, we are faced with several pressing questions -
This course takes a look at several of these aspects. Key topics that will be covered include –
Date & Time: 06th – 09th May (Everyday), 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM.
Faculty: Dr. Abhinay Muthoo (Dean of Warwick in London)
Abhinay Muthoo is a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick in England, UK. He is also the Dean of Warwick in London and the Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.
Abhinay was educated at the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge. He has broad research interests and these include game theory, political economy, international development and public policy.
For further information about Abhinay and his work, please check his website.
Fees - INR 1,950 + GST
A certificate of completion will be issued by the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE) at the end of the program. It is mandatory for everyone to attend all lectures.
Who is this Course for?
Testimonial from Faculty & Student who attended the first batch.
"It was a great course on Economics of Pandemics by Dr. Abhinay Muthoo. The course started charting out the channels through which any pandemic could/would impact the economy and in the next three days the same was also explained with behavioural background. In a strategic environment, how people might make decisions which may be away from social optimal and how the public policy plays a role in nudging people (as a country) back to a social optimality was explained well in the course. I am sure everyone gained a lot of insights into the area of behavioural game theory too. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and I thank MDAE for giving me the opportunity to attend it."
- Professor Rohit Muraleedharan, Assistant Professor, NMIMS, Mumbai
"The certificate course on the economics of pandemics was very informative and left us wanting to learn more. The MDAE along with Dr Abhinay Muthoo picked up a topic of increasing relevance and provided a platform for students across the country and of varied disciplines to learn during the lockdown from the comfort of their homes. Not only did it entail important concepts in economics, it went a step further to talk about the problem of the COVID-19 from various other perspectives. The platform provided for discussions highlighted the various perspectives that students held and all were encouraged to think and learn and use the short term course as a medium to think and innovate."
- Namrita Shankar, Christ University, Bangalore
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