Escape from Lockdown

Episode 17 - Professor Karl Wennberg

September 09, 2020 Alex McCarron
Escape from Lockdown
Episode 17 - Professor Karl Wennberg
Show Notes

Alex talks to Professor Karl Wennberg from the Institute of Analytical Sociology, Linköping University, Sweden. Professer Wennberg's main focus is entrepreneurship, organisational change, and their macro-level implications, however he recently published a fascinating paper looking at how OECD countries simply copied their neighbours when bringing in measures in response to the novel Coronavirus.

Alex and Karl discuss how democratic nations panicked in response to the Pandemic, and what forces made them impose untried and untested restrictions on their populations. 

You can read about his paper here: https://liu.se/en/news-item/oecd-landernas-politiker-tar-efter-varandra