The Economics and Psychology of COVID-19 | Alumni lunch and learn webinar

Staying home and keeping a social distance during the pandemic is having an effect on people and businesses. Researchers are starting to get a better understanding of how that is impacting people’s livelihoods and the economy.

In the first Lunch & Learn webinar featuring PACCAR award-winning faculty, Professor Shailendra Jain explores some of the complex socio-psychological issues that have been made more prevalent in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jain’s research delves into what makes a business pandemic resilient, whether it’s the original structure of the company or the way the organization adapted, and what the long-term consequences will be for these companies compared to those that are struggling. Jain then explores the debate of protecting lives versus protecting livelihoods, and what that means for the economy and our personal well-being.