Mini Track on Digitalization impact on economic recovery in the context of Covid-19 pandemic


Fostering recovery through metaverse business modelling

16-17 June 2022, Bucharest, Romania

Mini Track Chairs

  • Mihaela Roberta Stanef-Puică, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest

  • Carlos Ramírez Valdebenito, Usach – Universidad de Santiago de Chile

The current pandemic crisis, which is far from being over, has led to a significant paradigm shift in economics. In a turbulent environment that has encountered a long series of changes generated by the processes of 5G, cloud computing and digitalization, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that a workforce with digital skills can quickly adjust to new circumstances. Since novel issues, such as restrictions on internal movement and distorted supply chains, put major stress on all economies, it seems that there is an urgent need for reshaping them to follow up-to-date technological trends.

Within this framework, we welcome all papers that want to analyze the plausible impacts of digital efficiency on the future development.

The main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related to:

  • Economic policies proposed for restart the economies

  • Global economic contagion effect and the output swap of producers due to reducing demand all over the world

  • Energy and supply chain security  aspects

  • Corona virus lockdown and the drop of consumer prices – perspectives on most affected economic fields

  • Budget deficit aspects for economic recovery: V-shape recovery versus U-shape recovery

  • The Swoosh-shape recovery and the preserving wealth and sustainable growth

  • 2023 ahead: inflation, GDP, retail sales

  • Governments economic stimulus on deteriorating economic agents’ perspectives

  • Sustainable consumption and production

  • The Swoosh-shape recovery and the preserving wealth and sustainable growth

  • Rebounding the world economy

  • Corona virus downturn versus the Great Depression and the Great Recession

  • Government spending and jobless aid

  • Digitalization and the labour market in the context of Covid-19 pandemic

Mihaela Roberta Stanef-Puică

Studied Economics at Faculty of Theoretical and Applied Economic, Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Vice-dean of the Faculty Theoretical and Applied Economic Studies, since 2015, now she is in charge with the research component of the Faculty.
Her research interests cover regional development and labour market problems. With an experience in academia but also in research for about 15 years, Roberta Stanef-Puică carries out both teaching and research activities in areas of expertise such as: sustainable development, urban and rural development gaps, human resources, labour market, demography, education and public policies.
Roberta Stanef-Puică is also a consultant for the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis and had a big contribution in more than a few of their projects regarding private-public partnerships in several different domains, such as labour market and green energy.

Carlos Ramírez Valdebenito

He is an Academic Investigator at Usach – Universidad de Santiago de Chile, an External Consultant Economist at Organización Internacional Del Trabajo and also a Professor at the Academia Politecnica Militar. Ejército de Chile. For the Organización Internacional Del Trabajo he plays the role of Investigator, studying the labour market, labour gaining’s and productivity, but he is also an author. He wrote Observatorio Laboral del Maule – VII Región.
At the Academia Politecnica Militar in Chile he is a professor that it is specialized in Micro and Macroeconomics.
He is also a professor at the Universidad de Talca and there he is responsible for the Programa de Formación Fundamental y Dirección de Responsabilidad Social Universitaria.(RSU). In his over 30 years as a professor he also played an important role at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, being an Investigator, but also a Formación de Ejecutivos for small companies at the National Bank of Santiago de Chile (2000-2004).