TARC Online Mini-Workshop on: COVID-19 and Developing Countries

Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC)

Speaker:Speakers include David Lagakos-University of California, Ingvild Almås-IIES Stockholm University and Giulia Mascagni-International Centre for Tax and Development
Date: Friday 19 June 2020
Time: 11.30-16.00
Location: Online

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the health, social fabric of society, and the economy of countries across the globe. Nearly all countries to date have reported COVID-19 infected cases, but they have followed different trajectories, as both their exposure to the virus, response, and level of preparedness have differed. But developing countries are likely to be hardest hit, and the impact can be more long-lasting aggravating existing challenges. Revenue mobilization has been an urgent issue over the years but now with the pandemic it becomes more even more challenging as governments announce relief measures to ease the impact of the pandemic. COVID-19 & Developing Countries Workshop Programme 11:30-12:00 Tushar Bharati Pandemic Catch-22: How effective are mobility restrictions in halting the spread of COVID-19 in developing countries? University of Western Australia Business School 12:10 - 12:40 Enerelt Murakami The potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the welfare of remittance-dependent households in the Philippines JICA Research Institute Tokyo Japan 12:50-13:20 Giulia Mascagni Tracking covid-19’s impact on tax in Africa: Formal and informal tax burdens, tax attitudes, and the reach of tax relief International Centre for Tax and Development & Institute of Development Studies, UK 14:00-14:30 Ingvild Almås & Tillmann von Carnap The Macroeconomics of Pandemics in Developing Countries: an Application to Uganda Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden 14:40-15:20 David Lagakos How should policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic differ in the developing world? University of California USA 15:30-16:00 Rohit Ticku Shutdown Policies and worldwide conflict Chapman University, USA