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Generation COVID

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. Click here for information on other festival events.

Discover Economics, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Economics Observatory present Generation-COVID: a webinar for 15-17 year olds exploring what Covid-19 means for the future of the economy. What will be the impact of disruption to schools? Will the way we work change forever?

We are asking students to watch our video (above) and send in ideas and questions for our expert panel (by video) by tweeting them to @DiscoverEcon or emailing them to There will also be a live Q&A on the day. 

It will be chaired by Lizzy Burden, economics reporter at The Telegraph and presenter of CoronaNomics TV.

We have a panel of expert economists working in all areas, from business to academia to think tank to the civil service:

  • Rahat Siddique - Confederation of British Industry
  • Lotanna Emediegwu - University of Manchester
  • Xiaowei Xu - Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Kit Harris - Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

They are waiting to hear from you!

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