About Events The Developing Economic Crisis and the Pandemic The Developing Economic Crisis and the Pandemic MARCH 26, 2020 10:30 AM Online via Zoom REGISTER Batten's David Leblang joins Robert Bruner from The Miller Center and David Smith from UVA's McIntire School of Commerce to discuss the economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as possible policy responses. David Leblang David Leblang is the Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs Marion R. Taylor Endowed Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia as well as a Professor of Public Policy at the University’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Read full bio Robert Bruner Robert Bruner, Miller Center faculty senior fellow, is University Professor at the University of Virginia, distinguished professor of business administration, and dean emeritus of the Darden School of Business. He has also held visiting appointments at Columbia University, INSEAD in France, and IESE in Spain. He has a forthcoming visiting appointment at Harvard. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books on finance, management, and teaching. A faculty member since 1982 and winner of leading teaching awards at the University of Virginia and within the Commonwealth of Virginia, he teaches and conducts research in finance and management. David Smith David Smith specializes in corporate finance and restructuring. His current research can be broken down into four areas: (1) analyzing the economic importance of corporate credit agreements, (2) investigating the restructuring of highly leveraged firms, (3) documenting the impact of distressed debt trading on bankruptcy outcomes, and (4) studying the influence of corporate contracts and law on the quality of corporate governance. Related Content David Leblang Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in complex humanitarian crises Research Over 168 million people across 50 countries are estimated to need humanitarian assistance in 2020. Response to epidemics in complex humanitarian crises— such as the recent cholera epidemic in Yemen and the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo— is a global health challenge of increasing scale. The thousands of Yemeni and Congolese who have died in these years-long epidemics demonstrate the difficulty of combatting even well-known pathogens in humanitarian settings. The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) may represent a still greater threat to those in complex humanitarian crises, which lack the infrastructure, support, and health systems to mount a comprehensive response. Familiarity Breeds Investment: Diaspora Networks and International Investment Research What explains cross-national patterns of international portfolio and foreign direct investment (FDI)? While existing explanations focus on the credibility of a policy maker’s commitment, we emphasize the role of diaspora networks. As Economy Struggles, What Can We Do? 3 Professors Will Discuss in Thursday Webinar News Batten's David Leblang joins Robert Bruner and David Smith to discuss the economic consequences of COVID-19 and possible policy responses during a public webinar. You Can Be a Good Neighbor and a Global Citizen During the COVID-19 Crisis News Batten's Kirsten Glesdorf and David Leblang, along with Alison Criss from UVA’s School of Medicine and Rebecca Dillingham from the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia, write about actions to take to develop a preparedness plan and be a good neighbor during the COVID-19 crisis.