How can we make our economy more resilient? Lessons from the Pandemic

Published: 2 September 2022

First event in the major ‘Future Global Shocks’ series

We apologise but this event has been postponed due to the funeral of HM The Queen. We will readvertise when rearranged.

We live in an era of global shocks. The seismic waves of the 2007/8 financial crash, the devastating impact of climate change, Brexit and the Covid 19 pandemic have rapidly changed the very fabric of our economies, public services, communities, civil liberties and environment. 

Our political discourse has changed dramatically too with an erosion of trust and the rise of populist policymaking.  A key challenge for any modern democracy is how to prepare for ever-present global shocks, to build greater resilience into our economy and society, to tackle inequalities and to rebuild trust in how decisions are made.

Over the course of the Autumn of 2022, the University of Glasgow will bring together a range of expertise, experience and propositions to contribute to the necessary discussion on current and future resilience in responding to Global Shocks. 

Our first event in partnership with the Campaign for Social Sciences considers ‘How do you make economies more resilient? Lessons from the Pandemic’.  It takes place at 18:00 on Monday 19 September at the University of Glasgow’s new Advanced Research Centre (ARC), as part of the ARCadia festival and we are delighted to welcome contributions from:

  • Professor Richard Davies, Bristol University and Director of the UK's Economics Observatory;
  • Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow;
  • Professor Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics, Oxford University and Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School.

You can learn more about the event series here today


First published: 2 September 2022