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“COVID-19” Virtual Workshop of the Academia Europaea (AE) Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” hosted by SPP

CEU Quellenstrasse
Monday, November 23, 2020, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Hosted by CEU's School of Public Policy (Vienna/Austria), the AE Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” of the Academia Europaea (AE), the Academy of Europe, will hold a virtual Workshop on COVID-19 on November 23, 2020, 9 am to 5 pm, CET – Vienna time. The event is supported by the Global Labor Organization (GLO).


This is an internal meeting on special invitation only. If you wish to attend, please contact

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Starting ; Informal get together, flexible entry….



Klaus F. Zimmermann (MAE, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & GLO): Welcome of the Section Chair

9.35  9.50;


Martin Kahanec (MAE,  Central European University, Acting Dean of CEU School of Public Policy): 

Welcome of the Host & and CEU Business

9.50 10.40;


Graziella Bertocchi (MAE, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia):
COVID-19, Race, and Redlining

Chair: Andreu Mas-Colell (MAE, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

10.40  10.50; ”Water, Coffee, Tea, Cookies” (virtual, bring your selection)
10.50  11.40;


Matthias Sutter (MAE, University of Cologne & Max-Planck Bonn): 

Nudging or Paying? Evaluating the effectiveness of measures to contain COVID-19 in rural Bangladesh in a randomized controlled trial.

Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers (MAE, University of Leuven)

11.40  11.50; “Water, Coffee, Tea, Fruits” (virtual, bring your selection)
11.50  12.40;


Anil Duman (Guest, Central European University): 

Wage Losses and Inequality in Developing Countries: labor market and distributional consequences of COVID-19 lockdowns in Turkey

Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (MAE, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & GLO)

12.40  13.50; Lunch with 3 random “seat” allocations….  (virtual, bring your food and drinks)
13.50  14.40;


Peter Nijkamp (MAE, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): 

Corona Impacts on the Hospitality Market. A Space-time Economic Roller-Coaster Analysis

Chair: Martin Kahanec (MAE,  Central European University)

14.40 14.50; “Water, Coffee, Tea, Cookies” (virtual, bring your selection)
14.50  15.40;


Luiz Moutinho (MAE, University of Suffolk): 

Artificial Intelligence and Control of COVID-19 

Chair: Mirjana Radovic-Markovic (MAE, Institute of Economic Sciences)

15.40  15.50; “Conference picture – group photo”
15.50  16.40;


Marcella Alsan (Guest, Harvard University): 

Civil Liberties in Times of Crises

Chair: Amelie Constant (MAE, Princeton University)

16.40  16.50;

Final remarks: Martin Kahanec Klaus F. Zimmermann

16.50  17.00;


 “After the hour”: Section Committee only. Group photo.

The end.


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