“From Virus to Vitamin” – Join the discussion
The Observatoire de la Finance intends to seize this period of pandemic to step back and take a fresh look at our global economic system, dare to ask new questions which the current crisis brings to the fore and propose innovative ways to rebuild a more resilient and sustainable economy and society. In brief, we want to turn the virus into a vitamin for the future.
Our Discussion Board “From Virus to Vitamin” focuses on commenting issues relevant to finance and economy in relations to society, ethics and the environment from a variety of perspectives, of practical experiences and of academic disciplines. It has been designed to share and discuss information and opinions expressed in a short and concise manner.
Contributors (Discover the list of contributors) are invited to react on a question/issue that is submitted in parallel to a limited group of experts. This happens on a regular basis, through a dedicated mailing list. After the deadline for submission, the reactions are edited and published with signatures in one document on the website of the Observatoire de la finance and on its Linkedin page. If you would like to join the discussion, you may send an email to the editor, Dr. Virgile Perret <email@example.com>.
OF Discussion Board – Questions addressed so far
- Question 5 (ongoing) : In response to the crisis, the resilience of the “domestic/household economy” proved essential for many despite the fact that this activity is not monetized and remains “invisible” for official statistics. What economic policy recommendations should be drawn from this experience ?
- Question 4 : In pandemic times the world operates thanks to GAFAs and telecoms. These giant enterprises are becoming every day more clearly the backbone of our economic, social, and political lives, which makes them players of systemic and global importance. How will/should evolve their future regulation at national and global levels? What are the rationales behind?
- Question 3 : What would you suggest as priority actions to reach out to the most exposed to the economic aftermath of the pandemic crisis in developing countries?
- Question 2 : What principles should guide us in striking the balance between « lives and livelihoods »? Or put differently, between health and GDP?
- Question 1 : How has the virus crisis affected your basic convictions about economy and society?