COVID-19’s impact on the economy, finance and politics – LAMBA event Apr. 29, 3PM PT

COVID-19’s impact on the economy, finance and politics – LAMBA event Apr. 29, 3PM PT

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COVID-19 is reshaping our society in an unprecedented manner. What are the impacts on the economy, finance and politics? How can we prepare for the impacts on our careers, investments and businesses? Let’s take this opportunity to listen to the insightful input from our professors and alumni. This is also their special way of sending greetings and caring to our community, empowering us to conquer the pandemic together.

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time (18:00 -19:30 EDT)
Cost: $0*, members; $9*, MIT Alumni (non-members); $19, all others
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3:00 - 3:10pm (18:00-18:10 EDT): Welcome speech from MITCSC
3:10 - 3:20pm (18:10-18:20 EDT): Keynote speech from Mr. Jake Cohen (Associate Dean, Sloan, MIT)
3:20 - 4:00pm (18:20-19:00 EDT): Speech given by each panelist on their selected topics, 10minutes for each
4:00 - 4:15pm (19:00-19:15): Interactive panel discussion
4:15 - 4:30pm (19:15-19:30): Q&A


Mr. Jake Cohen, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master’s Programs and a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Law at the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Mr. Roberto Rigobon is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and a visiting professor at IESA.


Mr. Doug Criscitello, former Executive Director of MIT's Golub Center for Finance and Policy, is now a Managing Director at Grant Thornton LLC. Previously he served as CFO at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, where he was appointed by President Obama. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Office of Management and Budget and also the Congressional Budget Office. In the private sector, he covered governments within JPMorgan’s Financial Institutions Group.


Mr. Yasheng Huang is the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Faculty Director of Action Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Between 2013 and 2017, he served as an Associate Dean in charge of MIT Sloan’s global partnership programs and its action learning initiatives. His previous appointments include faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School. Mr. Huang is working with COVID-19 policy alliance at MIT Sloan to help source medical supplies from China and together with professor Jing ma at Harvard medical school launched an initiative on COVID-19.


Ms. Johanna Klein is currently the principal of AMC Fund of Funds Team, IFC Asset Management Company. Prior to joining AMC in 2012, Johanna was an investment officer at the Asian Development Bank in Manila. Johanna’s prior experience includes working at Credit Suisse First Boston, and for the Global Social Investment Funds unit of the Deutsche Bank Community Development Group.
Johanna holds an AB from Harvard College, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Ms. Jessie(Xiaohua) Liu is currently VP of BOCUSA, Chair of Sloan Los Angeles, Board member of MITCSC. Jessie has optimized her corporate finance and risk management experience in serving local and international clients, especially Fortune 500 companies in US. She is the practitioner of “Multipotentialite”, leveraging experience and knowledge in multiple areas including finance, commercial law, and Fintech. Jessie is Sloan 2017, holds MBA degree from Tsinghua and LL.M degree from Peking University respectively.

Date: April 29, 2020

Start time: 15:00 PDT

End time: 16:30 PDT

Venue: Webinar info to be sent once you register