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Virtual Research Seminar on The COVID-19 Crisis: Policies, Outcomes, and Lesson Drawing

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 8:30am to 12:30pm

Virtual Event

Cornell University and Tsinghua University are cohosting this international seminar with papers exploring policy responses to COVID-19 from across the world. The papers are featured in a special issue of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, just published.

Special Issue on The COVID -19 Crisis: Policies, Outcomes, and Lesson Drawing, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 2021, 23 (2)

Dr. Xue Zhang (Global Dev) and Dr. Mildred Warner (City and Reg Planning and Global Dev) have a paper in this collection based on work supported by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences and Cornell Center for Inequality.

This seminar is funded in part by a Cornell China Center-East Asia Program grant.

Program (US Eastern Time)

8:30am-8:35am Introduction Welcome Remark Mildred Warner, Cornell University Introduction of the Program Zhilin LIU, Tsinghua University

8:35am-9:35am Session I - Crisis Agenda Setting and Inter-connectedness of Crisis and Non-Crisis Policy Making Moderator: Xue ZHANG, Cornell University COVID-19, federalism, and health care financing in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Presenter: Gregory MARCHILDON, University of Toronto, Canada Government-led or public-led? -- Chinese policy agenda setting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenter: Yixin DAI, Tsinghua University, China Social safety nets and COVID-19 stay home orders across US states: A comparative policy analysis. Presenter: Mildred WARNER, Cornell University, USA

9:35am-9:40am Break (5 minutes)

9:40am-10:50am Session II – Politics of COVID-19 Responses: Partisanship, Inter-governmental Relationship, and State-Society Tension Moderator: Mildred WARNER, Cornell University Comparing motivations for including enforcement in US COVID-19 state executive orders. Presenters: Cali CURLEY, University of Miami, USA; Peter Stanley Federman, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA Multi-Level governance, policy coordination and subnational responses to COVID-19: Comparing China and the US. Presenter: Zhilin LIU, Tsinghua University, China Coordination and health policy responses to the first wave of COVID-19 in Italy and Spain Presenter: Paola MATTEI, University of Milan, Italy Community health workers as street-level quasi-bureaucrats in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The cases of Kenya and Thailand. Presenter: Tatchalerm SUDHIPONGPRACHA, Thammasat University, Thailand

10:50am-10:55am Break (5 minutes)

10:55am-12:05pm Session III – Categorizing and Contextualizing COVID-19 Responses: Looking Forward Moderator: Yixin DAI, Tsinghua University Culture, institution, and COVID-19 first response policy: A qualitative comparative analysis of thirty-one countries. Presenters: Bin CHEN, City University of New York, USA; Bo YAN, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China “Measuring the mix” of policy responses to COVID-19: Comparative policy analysis using topic modelling. Presenter: Nihit GOYAL, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands A cross-country comparison of fiscal policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenter: Can CHEN, Florida International University, USA Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential outcomes in Central and Eastern Europe: Comparing the Czech Republic, the Russian Federation, and the Slovak Republic Presenter: Juraj NEMEC, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

12:05pm-12:10pm Wrap Up Concluding Remarks:Iris GEVA-MAY, JCPA/ICPA-Forum Zhilin LIU, Tsinghua University

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Zoom Meeting ID: 960 6791 0369

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