Impacts and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic: OECD’s data, analysis, and recommendations

Sponsored by OECD
Recorded on 05/12/2020

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research


What are the impacts and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on our lives and our societies – and what are some of the solutions we can find to boost our healthcare systems, secure our businesses, maintain our jobs and education, and stabilise financial markets and economies?

The OECD is compiling data, analysis and recommendations on a range of topics to address the emerging health, economic and societal crisis, facilitate co-ordination, and contribute to the necessary global action when confronting this enormous collective challenge. The OECD’s response embraces a long-term strategy, reflecting on how we move from addressing the health crisis to assessing the consequences and impact and to building a successful recovery.

Our COVID-19 digital hub brings together data and policy responses spanning a large range of topics, from health to education and taxes, providing guidance on the short-term measures needed in affected sectors and a specific focus on the vulnerable sectors of society and the economy. It also includes a Country Policy Tracker, allowing users to explore what countries are doing to contain the spread of the coronavirus and how countries help people, small businesses and the economy to weather the crisis and beyond. Beyond immediate responses, the Hub aims to provide analysis on the longer-term consequences and impacts, paving the way to recovery with co-ordinated policy responses across countries.

This webinar will be an opportunity to engage with two key OECD experts:

  • Monika Queisser, Senior Counsellor to the Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate and the Head of Social Policy Division will address the social dimension of the OECD’s response
  • Aida Caldera Sanchez, Economic Counsellor to the Chief Economist will share the OECD’s latest policy advice and recommendations on the impact on the global economy
Register Now

Download Slides


  • Image of Monika Queisser

    Monika Queisser

    Head of Social Policy DivisionOECD

    Monika Queisser is Senior Counsellor to the Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate and the Head of Social Policy Division at the OECD, where she supervises and coordinates the work on social protection, social indicators, pensions, affordable housing and family policies. She has been working at the OECD since 1997. In 2007-8, she worked as an adviser to the OECD Secretary General. Prior to joining the OECD, Ms. Queisser worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the pensions and insurance group in the Financial Sector Development Department. Her first employment was with the German Ifo Institute for economic research in Munich. Her professional experience also includes employment as a journalist at daily newspapers and broadcasting in Germany.

  • Image of Aida Caldera Sanchez

    Aida Caldera Sanchez

    Counsellor to the OECD Chief EconomistOECD

    Aida Caldera Sánchez is Economic Counsellor to the OECD Chief Economist. In this capacity, she supports the Chief Economist to advance and provide strategic direction to the Economics Department’s work and heads the Chief Economist Office, leading a team of economists carrying out work for the G20, the OECD Economic Outlook and other flagship publications. She also leads the Department’s Communications and Digital unit. Previously, Ms Caldera Sánchez held several positions in the OECD Economics Department working on a wide range of policy and country issues, including head of the European Union and Euro Area desk, head of the Spain and Ireland desk and head of the economic resilience unit. She was also a desk economist on the United States, Mexico and Chile.

    Before joining the OECD in 2009, Ms Caldera Sánchez worked for several leading European organisations doing policy-oriented economic analysis including the European Investment Bank, France’s Central Bank, and the think-tank Bruegel. Earlier on in her career she worked in the private sector as a financial analyst.

    Ms Caldera Sánchez, a Spanish national, holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), a Post-graduate Degree in International Economics from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Germany) and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).