XXXIII CIES Annual Seminar: And how do we face the post-pandemic?

The new economic and social benchmarks of the world and our country, after going through the pandemic, will be addressed in the CIES Annual Seminar 2022, an annual event that brings together academics from the economic and social sciences with officials from the public sector, businessmen, representatives of international cooperation and civil society actors. After two years of pandemic, this event of the Economic and Social Research Consortium returns in blended format hand in hand with two Nobel Prize winners, the co-developer of a vaccine against Covid, the world leader of the PISA tests and many other top-level international and national experts.

These post-pandemic scenarios will be presented through these top-tier specialists, from November 2 to 4. The first to do so will be Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, who will speak on the need to “Redesign the global economic system: the time is now.” Yunus, who became known globally for the creation of the microcredit system, would reaffirm his criticism of the attempts to carry out actions and initiatives to return to the pre-pandemic situation. The pandemic, from his point of view, has given us the opportunity to redesign the economic system and it is time to face change. He will deliver his keynote talk on November 2 at 9:00 am.

James Heckman, Nobel Prize in Economics 2000, will speak on the “Challenges of global development” on Wednesday 3 at 10:20 am. Heckman, an econometrician, is one of the main contributors to the estimation of the effects of public policies on the labor market. He will present his reading of how this market, as well as the financial market and collection levels, are impacting global economic development and his exit proposals for Latin American countries in the new post-pandemic scenario.

Peru, economy in post-pandemic key

The Peruvian scenario in the post-pandemic will start with the figures: it will be Julio Velarde, president of the Central Reserve Bank, who will provide these. The country’s macroeconomic indices for the immediate future, 2023, will be addressed in his conference, “Post-pandemic monetary and financial perspectives.” The BCR’s concern has been focused on the recovery of the different productive sectors. Velarde will define the trend of the Peruvian economy after the pandemic in his presentation, which will also be held in the opening session, November 2 at 9:20 a.m.

The presentation and evaluation of this economic scenario will be resumed on Friday 4, when the Minister of Economy and Finance, Kurt Burneo, will make his presentation, immediately after the keynote speech by the director of the Center for Future Studies of the University of Dubai, Saeed Aldaheri (11:45 am), who will draw the guidelines for the economies of the region with the theme “Government forecasts in an uncertain and complex world. Economic, social and health scenarios after Covid 19”.

Burneo will define the forecasts of his portfolio regarding the behavior of the country’s economy in 2023, a highly anticipated topic by economic agents. And then, a table made up of Oscar Dancourt, former president of the BCR, researcher and professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and Mercedes Aráoz, former vice president of Peru; They will comment on your speech.

Lessons learned from Covid-19

In February 2021, a year and a month after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that Covid-19 was a pandemic, the same entity approved the use of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to deal with this virus. This vaccine was developed by a team of three professional women from the University of Oxford. One of them was Teresa Lambe, who co-designed the genetic code for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

This vaccinologist will present the conference “Prepared for the next pandemic? Lessons learned from Covid-19” on Wednesday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m. The objective is to take stock of the two years of the coronavirus pandemic and discuss what has been learned in terms of public health, science and technology for the global and Peruvian cases. Making this balance in the country that lost 215,000 of its own in this battle is essential to continue walking. Ernesto Gozzer, an epidemiologist at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, will comment on Lambe’s dissertation.

Employment: new forms and gaps that persist

An Indian economist specializing in development economics, Jayati Ghosh, today an advisor to the UN Secretary General, will speak at the CIES Annual Seminar on “Informal employment and gender in post-pandemic developing countries” on Friday 4 at 8:45am. She wants to highlight the role played by women from the informal economy during the pandemic and even after.

The women who sell different products on the street were the first to come out, armed only with their courage and their mask. This exhibition will put on the table precisely this contribution of women, who from the informal economy worked for the survival and development of their countries. The gender gap, “decent work” and how to revalue these women and include them in the formal economy of the countries are concepts that will be present in this keynote speech.

The issue of employment will also be discussed at the research table “Promotion of employment and reduction of informality”, which will be held at the end of Jayati Ghosh’s keynote speech and in which three investigations will be presented on the impact of SUNAFIL, decisive permanence of civil servants in their posts and on the impact of monetary transfers on the labor supply.

Contributions to the 2023 Agenda

In the CIES Annual Seminar, a total of 16 academic events, 8 keynote talks, 11 investigations and 4 public events will be presented. Each of the events and investigations will point to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) proposed by the UN as an urgent action plan to achieve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of all the countries of the world.

Likewise, the issues of climate change, development and sustainability will be widely discussed in round tables such as “Societies compatible with global warming in Latin America”, “Policies for Sustainable Development in Peru” and “Mining, institutionality and sustainable development”. .

social debts

By understanding the demands of the SDGs in a comprehensive sense, issues that have to do with equality and decent living conditions will also be addressed, such as in the thematic tables “Fight against violence and human trafficking” and “Migration situation of the Venezuelan population in Peru”

These issues are important because Peruvians have to overcome the figures of gender violence that has left at least 11,250 victims of the crime of trafficking; We have to see how to integrate in decent conditions a Venezuelan migrant population that is disrupting the cities, increasing pockets of poverty now on the roofs and roofs of the houses; We have to formalize, at least minimally, the informal sectors, which cannot continue to live without access to insurance or employment contracts, and we also have to see how to make the financial system more accessible.

For that more dignified and equitable future, we will need citizens who are skilled in resolving crises of the magnitude of even Covid. That is why education will also be discussed at the CIES 2022 Annual Seminar. It will be led by Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and promoter of the PISA tests, those that help measure school performance.

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XXXIII CIES Annual Seminar: And how do we face the post-pandemic?