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ICMA Centre academics share insights for ‘A New World Post-COVID-19’

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Insights into the impact of COVID-19 on different areas of business and finance have been shared by academics from the ICMA Centre and Henley Business School in a new book published online today.

A New World Post-COVID-19: Lessons for Business, the Finance Industry and Policy Makers explores the effect of the pandemic through a range of topics, including financial markets, fiscal policy, pensions, banking and mergers and acquisitions.

More than a dozen Henley academics have contributed chapters based on their research and expertise, along with colleagues from the University of Reading and other universities across the UK and in Europe.

Themes explored in the Henley chapters include the likely consequences of COVID-19 for British taxpayers – and tackling tax evasion - fiscal policy analysis of continental Europe, and bank regulations.

They also look at the impact on pensions, mergers and acquisitions, and whether the UK government should be doing more to fund start-ups in the wake of the pandemic.

The book is co-edited by Dr Simone Varotto from the ICMA Centre at Henley and Professor Monica Billio at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice.

Dr Simone Varotto, Associate Professor of Finance at Henley Business School, said:

“Pandemics are disruptive events that have profound consequences for society and the economy. This volume aims to present an analysis of the economic impact of COVID-19 and its likely consequences for our future.”

Professor Monica Billio, Professor of Econometrics at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, said:

“The material in this volume draws from the latest research and provides a wealth of ideas for further investigations and opportunities for reflection. This also makes it an ideal learning tool for economics and finance students wishing to gain a deeper understanding of how COVID-19 could influence their disciplines.”

A copy of the book, which is free for all to access, can be downloaded here.

Published 30 July 2020
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