Coronavirus Pandemic: Economic and Industry Impact

The long-term economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are already being felt across the globe. Penn State has faculty experts who can comment on the state of the global and domestic economies, international relations and impacted industries as well as foresight and best practices for the future.

  • Fariborz Ghadar

    William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning

    Business

  • Flynt Leverett

    Professor of International Affairs and Asian Studies

    Politics & Policy

  • Amit Sharma

    Director of the Food Decisions Research Laboratory

    Health & Medicine, Agriculture, Business

  • Stephan Goetz

    Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics

    Social Sciences, Agriculture, Law and Policy

  • Terrence Guay

    Clinical Professor of International Business

    Business

Penn State has a wide range of faculty experts studying the many economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, from the global and domestic economic impact and gig economy to supply chain logistics and impacted industries like restaurants and hotels—all with a goal of informing best practices in recovery measures.

  • The Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) at Penn State combines industry leaders and academics to advance knowledge in business logistics, enabling techniques for collaboration and visibility, and supply chain management resources and research specific to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Center for Economic and Community Development (CECD) at Penn State is an applied research center dedicated to strengthening local and regional development in Pennsylvania and is working to analyze potential coronavirus impacts for Pennsylvanians through a series of maps and short reports.
Fariborz Ghadar

Fariborz Ghadar

William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning,
Founding Director, Center for Global Business Studies

Expertise:

  • Business

Focus Areas:

  • Economic Development
  • International Business
  • Globalization
  • Global Tectonics
  • Future Business Trends

Contact Fariborz Ghadar with questions about: impact on major multinational corporations. He has a wide range of research interests and specialties, including energy and sustainability; immigration; international finance and banking; global economic assessment; Middle East global economics, global corporate strategy and implementation; and e-business, supply chain and emerging markets.

Flynt Leverett

Flynt Leverett

Professor of International Affairs and Asian Studies

Expertise

  • Politics & Policy

Focus Areas:

  • Politics
  • American Politics
  • Congress
  • International Affairs
  • Middle East
  • Chinese Foreign Policy

Contact Flynt Leverett with questions about: Middle East, energy and the economic dimensions of international security, and Chinese foreign policy.

Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma

Director of the Food Decisions Research Laboratory

Expertise:

  • Health & Medicine
  • Agriculture
  • Business

Focus Areas:

  • Food Science
  • Food Safety & Quality
  • Consumer Behavior

Contact Amit Sharma with questions about: cost-benefits and economics of food decisions, and the economic role of hospitality and tourism activity; ethical aspects of food access for children in schools.

Stephan Goetz

Stephan Goetz

Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics,
Director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

Expertise

  • Social Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Law and Policy
  • Business

Focus Areas:

  • Economics
  • Economic Development

Contact Stephan Goetz with questions about: regional and rural economics impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including topics like regional food systems, buy-local trends, poverty, and self-employment.

Terrence Guay

Terrence Guay

Clinical Professor of International Business

Expertise:

  • Business

Focus Areas:

  • International Business
  • Globalization

Contact Terrence Guay with questions about: competition among governments, international organizations, NGOs, and other non-state actors to shape business behavior and the international business environment.

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