Stock Market Swings and the Economic Outlook in the Era of COVID-19

Chris Lawless, Michael R. King

Published: September 2013

Keywords: Global Talk, COVID, economy,


April 1st, 2020 Global Talk Presentation Notes

DETAILS: Concerned about the wild gyrations in global stock markets over the past three weeks? Wondering what the impact of COVID-19 will be on the economy? Or curious about the impact of government policy measures and how investors may be addressing these challenges? 

Come join us for an informal brown bag seminar to hear Prof. Michael R. King and Chris Lawless, Executive-in-Residence and former Chief Economist at BCI, share their perspectives and take your questions. They will discuss historical precedents that provide insights for today's events. They will also highlight who and what to watch in order to anticipate what is coming next.
Dr. Michael R. King joined the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria in July 2019. Prior to UVic, Michael was at Ivey Business School (2011-2019), where he held the Tangerine Chair in Finance and co-founded the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab – Canada’s first FinTech research centre. Before moving to academia, Michael spent two decades working in investment banking (1990-1998) and central banking (2001-2011) in New York, London, Zurich, Ottawa and Basel. Michael completed his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2001 and his CFA designation in 1999. He has taught finance to undergraduates, MBAs and executives. His research focuses on FinTech, banking, international finance, and corporate finance.

Chris Lawless was appointed as an Executive in Resident at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business in December 2019 where he primarily acts as a resource for faculty members in terms of research and teaching and curriculum development in the field of finance. He also serves as a guest lecturer, student mentor, and advisor for the Applied Portfolio Management Program. He brings with him unparalleled experience from the financial sector. From 2001 to 2019, Lawless served as chief economist at the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI). In this role, he oversaw research and analysis of economic, capital market, pension and public policy issues, and provided advice on economic and market risks for clients. During his tenure at BCI, Lawless played a key role in the Canada Line light-rail transit project – a public-private partnership that was Project Finance International’s Deal of the Year for the Americas, and Euromoney’s Project Finance North American Transport Deal of the Year.


Publication: mking-clawless-presentation.pdf