In this course you will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted economies. You will learn how governments reacted to the pandemic and how policies were reflected in the economy. This course aims to enhance your understanding of concepts and thinking that shaped decision making from public health to economic, fiscal and monetary policies and the difficult policy trade-offs and issues that every government faces, especially in the context of a crisis and a novel virus.
Note: Course evaluations are not required. However, they become a requirement if you wish to have the 1 credit of the course recognized in an undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa. This course is worth 12 hours.
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Helaina Gaspard, Helaina is a researcher, advisor, teacher and convener. Her work focuses on the state institutions that incentivize and govern the behaviour of actors, influencing the performance of organizations and public policy outcomes. Helaina holds an Hon. B.A. from Western, an M.A. from Queen’s University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa.
Kevin Page, Kevin is the founding President and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Page was born in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario. His undergraduate education took place at Lakehead University (Ontario) & Simon Fraser University (British- Columbia) and he has an M.A. in Economics from Queen's University.
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