Social and Economic Affairs

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Social and economic consequences of the corona crisis

Affects on inequality

Davide Furceri, Prakash Loungani, Jonathan D. Ostry and Pietro Pizzuto: Will Covid-19 affect inequality? Evidence from past pandemics, in: CEPR Press, Issue 12, Mai 1, 2020, p. 138-157.

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Effects on payment

Loretta J. Mester: Payments and the Pandemic. Keynote Speech: 20th Anniversary Chicago Payments Symposium – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago,  September 23, 2020.

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Economic Impact of the Black Death

Remi Jedwab, Noel D. Johnson, Mark Koyama: The Economic Impact of the Black Death, in: IIEP-WP-2020-14, August 2020.

The “Black Death” was the biggest demographic shock in European history. The authors of this paper review the origin, spread and mortality of the disease. They document that it was an plausibly exogenous shock for the European economy and trace its aggregate and local impacts in both the short and long term.

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Deficit spending

Deficit spending as in war financing?

Harold James: COVID-19, debt monetization, and lessons from war financing,
Webinar at the Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University, April 24, 2020.

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Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group: BCG Perspectives. COVID-19. Facts, scenarios, and actions for leaders. Publication #2 with a focus on: Preparing for the restart, 20 April 2020.

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