Global Storm: The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Responses around the World

Global Storm: The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Responses around the World

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About the Webinar

The key event of 2020 was the COVID‐19 virus and its impacts on health, mortality rates, economies, and government budgets. Dr. Di Matteo reviews evidence from 2020 to offer analysis as to the effects of the pandemic, differences in international impacts and containment efforts, and the economic and fiscal impacts and effectiveness of associated responses.

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About the Speaker

Livio Di Matteo

Livio Di Matteo is a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute and Professor of Economics at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where he specializes in public policy and finance, health economics, and economic history. His most recent work examines value for money in health-care spending and the drivers and sustainability of health-care spending; fiscal economic history; and the historical evolution of economic inequality in Canada and internationally. Prof. Di Matteo is a member of the CIHI National Health Expenditure Advisory Panel and a contributor to Fraser Forum, the Fraser Institute’s blog, as well as his own policy blog, Northern Economist 2.0. His op-eds have appeared frequently in many newspapers across Canada including the Globe and Mail, National Post, Financial Post, Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, Waterloo Region Record, and Hamilton Spectator. He has been listed in Canada’s Who’s Who since 1995 and holds a Ph.D. from McMaster University, an M.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and a B.A. from Lakehead University.

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