Echoes of 1918? COVID-19 and the Spanish Influenza Pandemic
A discussion of the implications of Covid-19 for our global society.
Merit E. Janow, Dean, Columbia SIPA (moderator)
Douglas Almond, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics
Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics; Vice Dean, Columbia SIPA.
Professor Almond's research focuses on health and environmental economics and has investigated the long-term health and human capital effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.
Professor Barrett's research focuses on approaches for promoting global cooperation, including for the control and eradication of infectious diseases. He is a member of the World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication.
The discussion was moderated by: Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Professor of Practice, International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University
Recorded April 14, 2020.