Lisa Plain and Mike Bird

The Pandemic Economy and Your Career with Chris Ragan and Bill Robson

The Pandemic Economy and Your Career with Chris Ragan and Bill Robson

Topics CoveredBill Robson - President and CEO of the C.D. Howe InstituteChris Ragan - Founding Director of McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public PolicyThe current state of the economy in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemicThe biggest challenge we're facing is knowing when to restart the economy and understanding the new normalThe differences in economies globallyWe're dealing with a supply shock - firms want to produce but can't, people want to work but can'tHow government policy response isn't prepared for this kind of shockWill unemployment, underemployment and the gig economy trends of the 2008 recession happen again?Possible employment opportunities from this pandemicWorking from home opportunities and challengesWill there be changes in the way businesses organize themselves after this pandemic?How household debt and savings might change due to these circumstancesHow economic stimuli affects individuals vs businessesShould we be finding ways to pay back the public debt sooner?How we as individuals can impact the economyFor those of us who are not economics buffs, which indicators we should pay attention toCareer advice"Become an expert on something" - Bill Robson"Learn how to communicate your expertise" - Chris Ragan

Duration: 57 min

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