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IHE participates in National Academies workshop on pandemic’s impact on aviation

Dr. Kate Harback, IHE Associate Director of Economics will be participating in a National Academy of Sciences workshop – “Aviation After a Year of Pandemic – Economics, People and Technology”. The workshop will examine what the future aviation industry will look like after a year of COVID-19?  The virtual workshop will take place on June 28-30, 2021 from 12-4:30pm ET and focus on the long-term impacts of the pandemic on the aviation industry including economics, personnel, technology, and future steps. Dr. Harback’s panel will explore the  question: “How has the economics of the aviation industry been affected by the current pandemic and what should be done to mitigate these impacts and assure the long-term economic viability? “. Dr. Harback https://www.ihe.ca/about/staff-directory/kate-harback brings a unique perspective to the topic as, in addition to her current work in health economics,  her earlier career was focused on aviation and transportation economics. She is the outgoing Chair for the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board (TRB) Aviation Economics and Forecasting Committee. Dr. Harback is also leading the efforts within the One Society Network focused on building links between transport modelling and public health.


Link to National Academies workshop: https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/aviation-after-a-year-of-pandemic-economics-people-technology-a-workshop

Related link: One Society Network – IHE led network in cross-sectoral pandemic modelling. https://onesocietynetwork.ca/

For further information

John Sproule, Senior Policy Director, Institute of Health Economics,

Ph: 780-862-1905 

Email: [email protected]

The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization that conducts health economics and health services research, performs health technology assessments, and convenes health policy engagements for a wide variety of public and private health system stakeholders. Visit us at https://www.ihe.ca  to learn more.