Survival of small and medium enterprises during COVID
Brand new research on how SMEs in Europe and the US are faring during the COVID recession.
Safe assets and COVID-19
Post COVID, will current account imbalances, large safe public debt issuance and the zero lower bound lead to a safety trap?
COVID-19 and its impact on women
Unlike other recessions, the COVID recession has disproportionately affected women. New research evaluates how gender wage inequality might be impacted during the recovery.
Caught between a rock and a hard place
Suppression or elimination of the virus? How to mitigate the shock to aggregate demand and supply?
Why COVID forecasting was wrong?
There has been criticism of the Imperial College and the University of Washington’s COVID forecasts. What went wrong? Eichengreen on the public’s trust in experts.
Europe, COVID and politics
Does this moment represent a new opportunity for European cooperation? What does new research shows.
Corporate debt and bankruptcies
With non-financial corporate debt to GDP ratio at the highest level ever, what type of credit policy should the US follow in order to avoid undue scarring to firms and workers from the COVID crisis?
Consumption and saving patterns during COVID
Two research papers use novel ways to put big data together in order to analyze spending patterns of US households according to income levels during the first months of the COVID crisis.