InterTradeIreland – Economic shocks and recovery: Comparing Covid 19 to 2008

On Wednesday 2 September, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host an InterTradeIreland online event as part of the All-Island Innovation Programme. The event, which was titled Economic shocks and recovery: Comparing Covid 19 to 2008, was presented by the Whitaker Institute’s Director Professor Alan Ahearne, who was an economic adviser to the Irish Government during the 2008 financial crisis and has recently been appointed as an adviser to the Government in response to the COVID crisis.

In the event, Prof Ahearne discussed comparisons between the 2008 financial crisis and COVID-19 in the context of SMEs, offering insights into how SMEs can survive and prosper in the current climate. A recording of the event is available to view below.