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As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the global economy, it is impacting each nation in a unique way. The major country-specific variables in this still unfolding drama include infection rates, government responses, and domestic & foreign economic vulnerabilities.

Join us to explore how South Africa and Turkey have grappled with the virus and what the implications for global businesses may be in the months and years ahead.

After attending this webcast, viewers will be able to answer these important questions:

  • What has COVID-19 looked like in Turkey and South Africa – and how has it impacted business operations in the region?
  • How have South African and Turkish leaders responded to the pandemic?
  • How have the economies of these two countries been impacted and what kind of recovery is likely?
  • How do South Africa and Turkey fit into the global economy and what risks should business leaders prepare for resulting from these exposures?

Who Should Attend: Economists and anyone dealing with business strategy, including C-Suite executives


Ayse Imrohoroglu

Ayse Imrohoroglu
Professor of Finance and Business Economics
USC Marshall School of Business

Ayse Imrohoroglu is Professor of Finance and Business Economics at USC Marshall School of Business. Ms. Imrohoroglu is a macroeconomist who specializes in understanding business cycles, inflation, unemployment insurance, and social security.

Ayse's work has been published in the Amer...Full Bio

George Kershoff

George Kershoff
Deputy Director
Bureau for Economic Research

George Kershoff holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Stellenbosch University and has been working at the BER since 1994, initially as researcher and since 2005 as deputy-director.

George is responsible for the day-to-day management of the BER’s output in general and the s...Full Bio

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD
Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD is the Director of Economic Research and Global Research Chair at The Conference Board. He specializes in the development of economic indicators and in forecasting aggregate economic activity worldwide. He also oversees The Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook a...Full Bio

Erik Lundh

Erik Lundh (Host)
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Erik Lundh is a senior economist at The Conference Board. Based in New York, he is responsible for much of the organization’s work on the US and Chinese economies. He also conducts research on geoeconomics, international trade, and global value chains. Lundh previously worked for Evercore I...Full Bio

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