Recovery mode: how do you rebuild after disaster?

Our panelists discuss the recovery, how to rebuild after a disaster, what sectors are likely to change forever, the implications for international trade.


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Spotlight Series: COVID-19 and the future of the New Zealand economy

Recovery mode: how do you rebuild after disaster?

Join our panellists as they discuss the recovery, how to rebuild after a disaster, what sectors are likely to change forever, the implications for international trade and supply chains, and the economic lessons from Southeast Asia.


Presented by Professor Alan Bollard ; Professor Ilan Noy ; Dr Eldrede Kahiya ; Professor Siah Hwee Ang


19 May 2020 from 12.30 pm 19 May 2020 12:30 pm

Online via Zoom

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is hosting a series of three online Spotlight Lectures, starting Tuesday 12 May.

As we emerge from the immediate crisis of COVID-19, attention and debate is now turning to the shape of the our post-lockdown economic recovery and how this evolving situation might impact New Zealand’s economic resilience.

Facilitated by Professor Alan Bollard, leading experts and academics will share their insights and perspectives on the economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, what short to medium-term relief efforts might be implemented to limit the economic damage, as well as discussions on longer-term recovery strategies.

We expect this event to generate a lively discussion among panellists and a chance for the audience to ask curated questions.

Other events in this series are:

Spotlight 1 | What now? The short-term economic responses to COVID-19

When: Tuesday 12 May, 12.30 pm–1.30 pm

Spotlight 3 | What does this mean for the longer term?

When: Tuesday 26 May, 12.30 pm–1.30 pm

Speaker Bios

Dr Alan Bollard is a Professor of Practice at the School of Government, Wellington School of Business and Government, and inaugural holder of the Chair for Pacific Region Business.

Professor Ilan Noy is the Chair in the Economics Disasters at Wellington School of Business and Government.

Dr Eldrede Kahiya is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at Wellington School of Business and Government.

Professor Siah Hwee Ang is the BNZ Chair of Business in Asia at Wellington School of Business and Government and Director of the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence (CAPE).