Will capitalism survive the coronavirus pandemic?

  • 05 Jun 2020
  • Facebook live
  • EBRD, ADF/NYT
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Join the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Athens Democracy Forum (in association with The New York Times) for a Pocket Dilemmas podcast special on capitalism in the post-Covid-19 era. How will the pandemic change our economies and politics?

We will be livestreaming the discussion on Facebook on June 5 at 14:30 BST (GMT+1/9:30 EDT (GMT – 4).

In only a few months, the coronavirus pandemic has seriously shifted the balance of power between the state and the private sector. How is this impacting our politics and economies? 

Our virtual discussion will explore whether capitalism can adapt to and embrace these changes, or whether Covid-19 will transform capitalism forever.

Please join us for a virtual discussion between:

  • Joseph Stiglitz, Economist and Professor, Columbia University
  • Beata Javorcik, EBRD Chief Economist
  • Roger Cohen, the Athens Democracy Forum Host and Advisory Board member, and New York Times Op-Ed columnist

Our Pocket Dilemmas special, in cooperation with the Athens Democracy Forum, will be presented by:

Jonathan Charles – EBRD Managing Director for Communications

There will be Q&A session with the audience after that. If you have any queries or would like to submit questions in advance, please contact melohinv@ebrd.com

The Future of Capitalism will be one of the discussion themes at the 2020 Athens Democracy Forum, held in Athens and live-streamed from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.

The Forum is convened annually by the Democracy and Culture Foundation in partnership with The New York Times, engaging policymakers, politicians and diplomats; corporate (CSR) executives; notable academics and students; NGO, foundation and think tank leaders; youth activists; and media experts/practitioners.

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