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.

Debate Moderators

Richard Baldwin

Professor of International Economics Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID); Associate Member, Nuffield College University Of Oxford; Founder & Editor-in-Chief VoxEU.org

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

Beatrice Weder di Mauro

President Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of International Economics Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID); Visiting Professor Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society INSEAD

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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