WILL THE CORONAVIRUS LEAD TO ECONOMIC DECOUPLING AND DEGLOBALIZATION?

Webinar with Jeremy Ghez, HEC Paris Professor

Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00 pm
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Join us for a series of free live webinars to help you to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 virus on our way of life and business world.

In the midst of all the questions you are asking yourself, the aim of our HEC Paris Professors during these webinars, delivered in English or French, is to try to give you some keys to build the world of tomorrow and meet the new challenges that lie ahead.



Fears about deglobalization and economic decoupling are not new but have grown in the wake of the coronavirus. While the crisis is still ongoing, there seems to be a debate between two schools of thought.
The first believes that once the crisis is over, authorities will need to do all what they can in order to help economic actors get back on their feet as the world opens back up.
The second believes that “business as usual” won’t be an option and that the business environment, as well as companies, will need to undergo deep transformations.


In this session, we will discuss the consequences of the coronavirus.
Is this the most recent illustration of the risk of economic decoupling? Will it affect the business environment in a profound way, or only in the short term?


We will also identify some of the lessons learned and what the outbreak means for the global environment going forward.




Practical Information
Date: March 31, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM
Professor Jérémy Ghez





Jeremy Ghez is Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs (Educational Track) at HEC Paris.

He is the scientific director of the school’s master program in Sustainability and Social Innovation as well as the academic director of the HEC Paris Center for Geopolitics. He is also the coordinator of the Sustainable and Disruptive Innovation Track in the HEC Paris MBA program.
His research and teaching focuses on populism, the global business environment, strategic foresight, tech giants, as well as on US and European politics.

Previously, he was an assistant policy analyst and a research fellow at the RAND Corporation and at RAND Europe. In 2016, he received an award for his case study on “The Economics of Amazon.”
In 2019, he was named one of the world’s 40 best under-40 MBA professors by Poets and Quants.

His book, Architects of Change: Designing Strategies for a Turbulent Business Environment, was published last September by Palgrave MacMillan.

He has appeared on Bloomberg, the BBC and France 24, as well as on various French media. Jeremy is an American and French citizen, and currently lives in Paris.

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