Recovery to Resilience: Steps Toward the Post-COVID Economy

Wednesday, October 21, 8:00 am

Register on Zoom and submit questions in advance HERE.

Covid-19 has provoked the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and Hawai‘i now has the weakest economy in the nation, as a measure of GDP decline. Join us to discuss strategies to navigate the recession and set the stage for growth and resilience. Additional topics include best approaches to diversification, the future of cities, and the challenges of climate change.

Edward Glaeser is a specialist in cities, ideas transmission, and the determinates of economic growth. A former director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute, Glaeser is the author of Triumph of the City, After the Flood, and scores of academic articles. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Makena Coffman, Director of UH’s Institute for Sustainability and Resilience, will serve as interlocutor, with remarks on Hawai‘i conditions by Professor Emeritus Sumner La Croix. Both are fellows at the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization (UHERO).

Presented by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, and UHERO. Event sponsors: Kanu Hawai‘i, UH Alumni Relations, Scholars Strategy Network, Public Policy Center.

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