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Wednesday June 24 Dr Sergei Guriev – The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Russian Economy” at 19:00 (the link will be live from 18:30).

20th June 2020

Dear All,

Just a reminder that our next talk will take place on Wednesday June 24

Dr Sergei Guriev – The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Russian Economy” at 19:00 (the link will be live from 18:30).
“Above and beyond its public health impact, the coronavirus is ravaging economies across the globe. In Russia the impact is likely to be more pronounced, since the pandemic has also accelerated a substantial drop in the price of oil. Sergei Guriev, one of the most celebrated Russian economists of his generation and a highly-respected commentator on current events in Russia, joins us at the GBRussia Society to discuss the prospects for the Russian economy in the light of the pandemic and evaluate the government’s policy response thus far.
Dr Sergei Guriev was the chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2016-2019 and is currently a professor of economics at Sciences Po in Paris. Prior to leaving Russia in 2013 Dr Guriev was the rector of the New Economic School as well as serving on a number of corporate boards (including Sberbank) and government advisory committees.“

As usual for our Zoom talks, those who have booked will receive an email from our Hon Secretary, Henry Pares, with a link to the event, the evening before the talk, inviting them to take part by clicking on the link. If anyone doesn’t receive the link, please let me know and I will forward it on to you.
The Zoom talks all cost £5 per household booking. If you would like to use a credit from a previous talk, please let me know and I will add you to the list so you can be sent the on-line invitation. The timings and format are similar to our physical talks; the speaker will address the Society for around 45 minutes, and this will be followed by a half-hour question and answer session. When participants join, we request that they mute their microphones for the whole talk. During the question and answer session, anyone wishing to ask a question, should click on the ‘Raise hand’ icon that will be visible on the screen and wait to be invited by the chairman to speak. They would at that point, unmute their microphone.

We look forward to “seeing” many of you
 next week.


Best wishes

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