The economic cost of coronavirus lockdowns

Posted by Adam Slater on Mar 26, 2020 1:56:10 PM

Widespread lockdowns and social distancing in economies affected by the coronavirus outbreak are set to cause a massive negative short-term impact...

bad for all, awful for some

Posted by Guillermo Tolosa on Mar 25, 2020 2:50:32 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic will badly hit all EM economies. Limitations in health care, fiscal buffers, and economic structure typically make EMs more...

Policymakers ramp up support

Posted by Adam Slater on Mar 23, 2020 11:18:00 AM

Our new forecasts show the global economy entering recession in the first half of 2020, with the downturn expected to be comparable to that seen...

In recent weeks we have revised down our baseline forecasts as more countries announced draconian policy measures to limit the spread of...

Global recession on the way

Posted by Ben May on Mar 16, 2020 11:19:00 AM

Developments over the past week have greatly increased the likelihood that the global economy is moving into recession in response to the surge in...

Outlook darkens as Coronavirus spreads

Posted by Ben May on Mar 6, 2020 11:36:00 AM

What began as a supply shock in China has morphed into something much more serious. The effects of financial market weakness and the disruption to...

With the economic impact of coronavirus large and rising, policymakers in advanced economies are being forced to react. But conventional monetary...