The 2020 Pandemic: Economic Repercussions and Policy Responses
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.
Orlowski, L. T. (2021). The 2020 pandemic: Economic repercussions and policy responses. Review of Financial Economics, 39(1), 20-26. Doi: 10.1002/rfe.1123