The Discussion Series

Our Discussion Series webinars offer in-depth analysis of the key issues around how we recover and reform out of the crisis. Each webinar features experts from a range of backgrounds and perspectives, challenged to come up with not just an analysis of the problems but practical solutions to them. What are the economics and politics of building a fairer, more sustainable and more resilient economy? You can register for our webinars and find recordings of our previous sessions below.

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previous webinars
Friday, September 18, 2020
0900 - 1000
Avoiding mass unemployment: job creation after Covid-19
Frances O'Grady
General Secretary, TUC
Matthew Taylor
Chief Executive, RSA
Alice Martin
Labour Specialist, PIRC
Friday, September 4, 2020
0900 - 1000
Critical conditions: the pharmaceutical industry and the economics of a Covid-19 vaccine
Lord Jim O'Neill
Former Secretary to the Treasury and Former Chairman of Goldman Sachs
Heidi Chow
Senior Campaigns and Policy Manager, Global Justice Now
Friday, August 28, 2020
What would constitute a ‘green recovery’ and how can it be delivered?
Sam Hall
Director, Conservative Environment Network
Miriam Brett
Director of Research and Advocacy
Dimitri Zenghelis
Special Advisor to the Wealth Economy Project, University of Cambridge
Friday, August 14, 2020
0900 - 1000
The NHS after the pandemic: Beyond business as usual?
Professor Sir Chris Ham
Former Chief Executive, King's Fund
Professor Allyson Pollock
Director, Newcastle University Centre for Excellence in Regulatory Science
Professor David McCoy
Centre for Public Health at Queen Mary, University of London
Friday, August 7, 2020
0900 - 1000
How can economies prioritise our wellbeing?
Benedikt Arnason
Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Iceland
Katherine Trebeck
Andrew Simms
Co-Director, New Weather Institute
Friday, June 19, 2020
0900 - 1000
From recovery to reform: rebuilding local economies after Covid-19
(in partnership with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies)
‍Andy Burnham
Mayor, Greater Manchester
Sarah Longlands
Director, IPPR North
Neil McInroy
Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies
Friday, June 12, 2020
0900 - 1000
How should we pay for the crisis? Debt, the Bank of England and monetary financing
Lord Adair Turner
Former Chairman, Financial Services Authority
Frances Coppola
Author, The Case For People's Quantitative Easing
Frank van Lerven
Senior Economist, New Economics Foundation
Friday, June 5, 2020
0900 - 1000
Beyond bailouts: what conditions should the government place on corporate rescue packages?
Eric Lonergan
City economist and writer
Deborah Hargreaves
Director, High Pay Centre