From the Preface: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] global pandemic has produced a human and economic crisis unlike any in recent memory. The global economy is experiencing its deepest recession since World War II, disrupting economic activity, travel, supply chains, and more. Governments have responded with lockdown measures and stimulus plans, but the extent of these actions has been unequal across countries. Within countries, the most vulnerable populations have been disproportionately affected, both in regard to job loss and the spread of the virus. [...] In this collection of 12 essays, leading scholars affiliated with the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings present new ideas that are forward-looking, policy-focused, and that will guide policies and shape debates in a post-COVID-19 world. [...] While the uncertainty around the pandemic and its effect loom large and create a challenging policy environment, together, the ideas in these essays offer a way forward for decisionmakers to reimagine the global economy and build back better from COVID-19."
Brookings Institution. Global Economy and Development
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