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Virtual Programming

A series of interactive online video briefings by policy experts, authors, and industry leaders

The Adam Smith Society has launched virtual programming, a series of interactive online video briefings by policy experts on a variety of topics including the many dimensions of the evolving coronavirus crisis.

Below, please review and register for our webinar events, with more to come! As many of us work and study from home, we invite you to take a “Smith Soc break” from your day—and join us to explore fresh insights and perspectives from our lineup of leading experts.

NICOLE GELINAS
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Columnist, New York Post
Thursday, March 26, 1:00pm — 1:45pm EDT
“Coronavirus: Fallout and Implications for Cities and the Economy”
An expert on urban economics and finance, Nicole Gelinas briefed us on how the coronavirus will impact governmental budgets and municipalities broadly, as well as analyze the latest federal interventions to address the economic fallout.

MARK MILLS
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Thursday, April 2, 1:00pm — 1:45pm EDT
“The New Oil Supply Wars: Causes and Implications for Global Energy”
During and after the coronavirus crisis, what does the future for oil and alternatives look like? An expert in energy and technology, Mark Mills discussed the current oil pricing ‘wars’ between major oil producers and prospects for the global energy markets.

ALLISON SCHRAGER, PhD
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Thursday, April 9, 1:00pm – 1:45pm EDT
“The Economics of Risk: How Companies Respond to Shocks”
Economist Allison Schrager discusses how companies can manage risk they can anticipate, and how they can prepare for risks they never saw coming--as many are now. Reducing risk comes at a cost, and taking more risk offers more opportunities. The critical question for business is how to strike the right balance.

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DR. SIMON JOHNSON
Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Chair, COVID-19 Policy Alliance
Wednesday, April 15, 1:00pm — 1:45pm EDT
“Rapid Response: Tailoring Policy and Targeting Innovation in the Post-Virus World”
Dr. Simon Johnson and his colleague Dr. Retsef Levi convened the COVID-19 Policy Alliance on March 11 2020. The Alliance aims to rapidly develop, vet, and deliver policy proposals for use by state and federal government in the United States to combat the spread and severity of COVID-19. Dr. Johnson will give members a policy brief, elaborating on measures to be implemented across the country. Dr. Johnson is the MIT Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.

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RYAN HANLEY
Professor of Political Science, Boston College and Author, Our Great Purpose: Adam Smith on Living a Better Life
Thursday, April 23, 1:00pm — 1:45pm EDT
"Adam Smith, Capitalism, and the Good Life"
Ryan Hanley will discuss how the wisdom and foresight of Adam Smith can help us think about contemporary issues like poverty and inequality, the moral status of business, and even how to live life to the fullest.

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