Title

The 2020 Pandemic: Economic Repercussions and Policy Responses

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

This paper analyses the economic and financial repercussions of the 2020 COVID‐19 pandemic. It argues that the pandemic has inflicted serious injuries to the labor force but has not damaged the physical capital stock. Therefore, the resolution policies of this crisis ought to be carefully tailored to supporting structural adjustments to the labor market. The analysis asserts that the impact of the pandemic crisis is exacerbated by the identification gap between the unobserved and the officially reported cases of COVID‐19. The gap increases financial risks, including market‐, credit‐, default‐, and foreign exchange risks.

Comments

Online publication 13 October 2020.

JEL Classification: G01; J63; J68.

DOI

10.1002/rfe.1123


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