Reading the Corona: extraordinary responses during an extraordinary time

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project
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Event details

Public Seminar

Date & time

Wednesday 25 March 2020


Online via Zoom


M. Chatib Basri, University of Indonesia; Rizki N. Siregar, University of California


ANU Indonesia Project
+61 2 6125 5954

This is a fully online event. Please email the event organiser if you would like to join.

Coronavirus outbreak is still unfolding and humankind is caught off guard. Amidst the sea of uncertainty, everyone agrees: saving lives is the utmost priority. However, disentangling public health and economic considerations is not only difficult but also futile. Fighting the virus and saving people requires big financial resources. Any policy to contain the threat also brings disruption to the economy. Unfortunately, it is the poor that are hurt the most by economic disruption.

In this ANU Indonesia Project Online Talk, we invite Chatib Basri and Rizki Siregar to discuss the challenges Indonesian policymakers have to deal with in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Chatib Basri is an economist with vast experience as an academic (he teaches at Universitas Indonesia) and a policymaker (he is a former Minister of Finance).

Rizki Siregar is an economic PhD student from the University of California at Davis. She is researching the social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia.

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