The Economic and Business Implications of Covid-19

The Economic and Business Implications of Covid-19

Through their research, Clausen Center faculty and visiting scholars are addressing the economic and business implications of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as policy approaches that may help lessen the damage to the global economy. The links below will take you to the articles, interviews, and working papers covering these topics. Please check back frequently for new updates.

 

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas Writes on Pandemic’s Economic Effects in Foreign Affairs

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas Writes on Pandemic’s Economic Effects in Foreign Affairs

Clausen Center Director Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas’s article, “Flatten the Curve of Infection and the Curve of Recession at the Same Time,” has been published in Foreign Affairs. Gourinchas argues that flattening the infection curve inevitably steepens the macroeconomic recession one. But despite this, there are economic policy initiatives that can help contain and shorten the looming recession. If policymakers take bold and correctly timed action, they can flatten both curves to minimize harm.
> Read the article

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas Interviewed for NPR Planet Money Podcast

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas Interviewed for NPR Planet Money Podcast

Clausen Center faculty director Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas was interviewed for NPR’s March 16, 2020, edition of The Indicator from Planet Money podcast. During the interview, he spoke about the importance of personal and business networks in the economy, how government needs to step in to ensure they are preserved, and the irreversible damage that could be done if they are not.
> Listen to the podcast