Covid-19 Public Health and Public Policy Virtual Forum


First Edition


Organized by School of Management and Economics, CUHK, Shenzhen


School of Entrepreneurship and Management, ShanghaiTech University


Hosted by VoxChina


Date: April 11, 2020 (Saturday)

                                                                                                                   Time:9-11am, US EST

                                                                                                                                 9-11pm, Beijing Time

                                                                                                                                 2-4pm, London GMT

Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Please register here to receive an e-mail with a Zoom link to attend the presentation.


Covid-19 poses unprecedented challenges to the global health and global economy. We are pleased to initiate a series of Covid-19 Public Health and Public Policy Virtual Forums to discuss the impact and policy responses to Covid-19.

The first edition will include four papers. Each paper has 20 minutes for presentation. There will be 40 minutes of Q&A, comments and suggestions.

David Berger (Duke University)

Kyle Herkenhoff (FRB New York)

Simon Mongey (University of Chicago)

·       Pandemic and Panic: Government as the Supplier of Last Resort

Vox E-book

Yi Huang (Graduate Institute and CEPR)
Chen Lin (Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Hong Kong)

Pengfei Wang* (PHBS, Peking University and HKUST)

             Zhiwei Xu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania and ShanghaiTech University)

Long Wang (ShanghaiTech University)

Yang Yang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

·       Impacts of social and economic factors on the transmission of coronavirus disdease (covid-19) in China

Paper available at doi:

Yun Qin (Jinan University)

Xi Chen (Yale University)

Wei Shi (Jinan University)

Forum Rules:

1. The virtual forum will not be recorded so as to encourage participants to present preliminary work.

2. Because presentations are short, please do not interrupt the presentation.  All questions and comments will be addressed during the discussion.

3.Everyone has to raise their hand to ask a question or make a comment and wait for the host to call on them to talk.

4.Attendees will be unmuted by the host when it is their turn to talk after they have raised their hand.

5.We are still learning Zoom meeting capacities. Please be patient with us.