Global Economies & Markets

The World in Crisis: Government Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

What kinds of political and social institutions matter in confronting disaster—and how do they affect a country’s response? Darden Professor Gaurav Chiplunkar examined how nations addressed the COVID-19 pandemic, measuring variables like democracy, freedom of press and trust in government.

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Darden Ideas to Action shares business knowledge — research, analysis and commentary — from faculty and experts of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Decarbonization Imperative: How the Entire Economy Can Meet the Climate Moment

Professor Mike Lenox and Senior Researcher Becky Duff at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business talk with the Batten Institute’s Sean Carr about their new book on what it will take to decarbonize the economy. Not just one sector. Every sector. And their insights have big implications for every business leader, investor and policymaker

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Creating more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations requires leaders to continuously learn how to create and sustain fairness, vibrancy and productivity among a mix of stakeholders in the service of making an organization better. Darden experts provide actionable insights on this deeply complex and rewarding leadership practice.



The novel coronavirus has spread around the world rapidly. What can be learned from countries already confronting outbreaks? And how do organizations, employees and leaders function in a world in which operations must continue but face-to-face may be impossible — the grand and growing telework experiment?


Global Economic Outlook

The global economy is an extremely complex machine. From economists to data scientists, Darden experts keep an eye on the world and follow the trade winds to ensure that business leaders can forecast the brewing storms before they hit.