EMEA webinar report: Confidence: How does it work and how does it impact our economies and societies?

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted our health, economies, societies and behaviors. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recognized, “With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to threaten jobs, businesses and the health and well-being of millions amid exceptional uncertainty, building confidence will be crucial to ensure that economies recover and adapt”.

EMEA participates in the neuroscience-inspired policy initiative part of the OECD new approaches to economic challenges. The webinar explored how confidence works, how it impacts our economies and societies and how it is the cement for a resilient development and recovery path in a post COVID-19 era. Prof. Ian Robertson, a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist with a unique ability to apply his research to real life, is the author of the book “How Confidence Works: The new science of self-belief, why some people learn it and others don’t”, published in June 2021. AGENDA Moderator(s): Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Professor The Bayes Business School (Former CASS), London Speaker (s): Prof. Ian Robertson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Co-director, Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College of Dublin Discussant (s): Prof. Giovanni Ferri, Professor of Economics, Lumsa University The webinar was organised by EMEA and took place on Thursday 01 July at 15:00 CET on Zoom.