International Webinar on ‘Economic Impact of Covid-19 in the UK and Beyond’ by Prof William Rossiter, Nottingham Business School, UK
An International Webinar was conducted on the ‘Economic Impact of Covid-19 in the UK and Beyond’ by Prof William Rossiter, Nottingham Business School, UK. The session began with an introduction of speaker Mr. William Rossiter, Associate Professor from Nottingham Business School by Colonel Girish Kumar Sharma. He was also joined by Mr. Chris and Ms. Vidhi from NTU. Prof Rossiter manages the Economic Strategy Research Bureau at Nottingham Business School. The team offers a range of economic research, evaluation, and strategic consultancy services to public, private, and third sector clients.
They combine proven practitioner experience with academic expertise – drawing on the full range of subject specialisms available across NTU and making this capability accessible to a wide range of clients in the public, private, and third sectors. The session was attended by over 100 participants.
His research interests relate to local and regional economic development, the policy process, economic and institutional path dependence. He teaches on a number of economics modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The main focus of his teaching is economic evaluation and regional policy where he provides a practitioner’s perspective on the application of economics to policy and practice.
The speaker thanked Prof. Girish for the warm introduction and began the session by discussing the economic impacts of the Pandemic in Europe. The situation has become very challenging for economists over the past 6 months. The potential impact of this pandemic which started from China and became visible in January end was visible in all sectors as the year progressed. First lockdown imposed in the UK in March-end which extended till June end hit the supply chain badly. He also discussed the policy response to this situation.
Speaker also discussed the drop in sales across the UK during the 2nd quarter on basis of the data of Bank of England for this period.
The session ended with few questions. The next session was taken by Mr. Chris introduced the MBA programs offered by NTU and courses taught along with the campus life and other information important for prospective students. He also informed about the post-study work permit of 2 years now offered by the UK.