University of Warwick: Free Online Lecture Series on the Economics of Pandemics
Ref. No : ELAM-BQL53SPosted by :EstherLam/UMAC
Department :SAO-SDSPosted Date : 15/06/2020
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External Activity

Programme Detail

A short course on the Economics of Pandemics with Abhinay Muthoo, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is offering a free short course designed for students over 18 and professionals who wish to enhance their learning and experience a new topic on the world’s most relevant issue today. The course is open to anyone across the globe and will be of interest to students pursuing graduation or post-graduation in any discipline, faculty members and research scholars, and young working professionals.

Period: 8 to 29 July, 2020 (every Wednesday)

Each session will include a 1 hour lecture followed by a 10 minute break and then a Q&A session of 50 minutes.
Topic 1: The Problem, The Science, and The Main Issues
Topic 2: Insights from Behavioural Science and Nudge Theory
Topic 3: Encouraging Cooperation and Solving Coordination Problems
Topic 4: Lockdowns and Livelihoods

Find out more about the course here:

Once you have signed up, you will receive email confirmation of your place on the course and some online resources.

The University of Warwick will send you an email each week with the relevant YouTube links for both the lecture and the Q&A. You will be asked to email your questions to us either before or during the lecture. Professor Muthoo will aim cover as many these raised through the questions as possible during the Q&A.

There is no mandatory pre-reading requirement for the course but we will encourage you to browse through some of the resources we send, and perhaps read a few of the short, non-technical articles to get a flavour of some of the issues before the course.

All of the readings will be helpful after the course to help develop a deeper understanding of the topics.

If you have any queries, please email University of Warwick at or contact the Student Affairs at

Student Affairs Office