Economics in the Time of Covid-19

While governments and international organizations have been planning for a global pandemic for years, planning for the attendant economic shock has been much less studied.

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Richard Baldwin

Professor of International Economics IMD Business School, Lausanne; VoxEU Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Fellow, International Trade and Regional Economics / VoxEU Editor in Chief

This ‘Vox Debate’ gathered research-based policy analysis and commentary on the economics of COVID-19 from leading economists. The topics covered all the usual international mechanisms of contagion (trade, capital flows, financial institutions, expectations, etc) as well as the domestic impact such as the size, persistence, and sectoral composition of the economic implements. The topics, however, also ranged further to include the impact on political economy, populism, income and gender inequality, the environmental impact, precarity of work (gig economy), and more.

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