Many of us are asking, where to from here while Australia remains in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic? No household has been untouched and Australia, once seen as a global success story for its pandemic response, is now facing the devastating effects of the Delta variant. The entire state of NSW is in lockdown, with no sign of restrictions easing anytime soon. In UTS’s new series “Where to from here?” we reflect on the past 18 months and the way governments and communities have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020, UTS’s Chief Economist Tim Harcourt penned an article for the ABC outlining the 8 ways he predicted COVID-19 would change the economy. Now, 18 months into the global pandemic, has his assessment changed? Join Professor Harcourt and 2SER’s Sophie Ellis as they discuss everything from globalisation and foreign investment to the labour market, fiscal stimulus and a field our Industry Professor calls “footy-nomics”.
This bite-size chat is perfect for those curious about the post-COVID economy. Bring your questions.