Academics share insights for ‘A New World Post-COVID-19’

31 July 2020

Academics share insights for ‘A New World Post-COVID-19’

Insights into the impact of COVID-19 on different areas of business and finance have been shared by academics from Henley Business School in a new book published online today.

A New World Post-COVID-19: Lessons for Business, the Finance Industry and Policy Makers explores the effect of the pandemic through a range of topics, including financial markets, travel and tourism, AI and big data, pensions, and entrepreneurship.

More than a dozen Henley academics have contributed chapters based on their research and expertise, along with colleagues from the University of Reading and other universities across the UK and in Europe.

Ideas explored in the Henley chapters include who should foot the bill for the UK’s lockdown (and the likely implications for British taxpayers), how quickly the travel and tourism industry will recover, and whether the UK government should be doing more to fund start-ups in the wake of COVID.

They also look at the emerging trends we are likely to see in AI and big data, the impact on pensions and on mergers and acquisitions, and what history can tell us about the global economic consequences of a pandemic.

The book is co-edited by Dr Simone Varotto from Henley and Professor Monica Billio at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice.

Dr Simone Varotto, Associate Professor of Finance at Henley Business School, said:

“Pandemics are disruptive events that have profound consequences for society and the economy. This volume aims to present an analysis of the economic impact of COVID-19 and its likely consequences for our future.”

Professor Monica Billio, Professor of Econometrics at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, said:

“The material in this volume draws from the latest research and provides a wealth of ideas for further investigations and opportunities for reflection. This also makes it an ideal learning tool for economics and finance students wishing to gain a deeper understanding of how COVID-19 could influence their disciplines.”

A copy of the book, which is free for all to access, can be downloaded here.

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