Tuesday, April 14, 2020

COVID-Economics Links (April 14)

Blogs, Opinions and Academic papers

The G20 not only should but can be meaningfully useful to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic -
Maurice Obstfeld and Adam S. Posen (PIIE)
Suspend Emerging and Developing Economies’ Debt Payments - Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff (PS)
Coronavirus: A resilient logistics sector can save lives and livelihoods - World Bank Blogs
Doing more with less: How the IMF should respond to an emerging markets crisis - Tobias Krahnke (VoxEU.org)
What to do about the coming debt crisis in developing countries - Homi Kharas (Brookings)
Combating COVID-19: Lessons from South Korea - Michael J Ahn (Brookings)
How would you distribute COVID-response funds to poor countries? - World Bank Blogs
The Europe makes a down payment on economic solidarity - Jacob Funk Kirkegaard (PIIE)
Remobilising the workforce for ‘World War COVID’: A two-imperatives approach - Richard Baldwin (VoxEU.org)
How the G20 could promote trade and investment -  Jeffrey J Schott, Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Euijin Jung (PIIE)
U.S. Economic Activity during the Early Weeks of the SARS-Cov-2 Outbreak - Daniel Lewis, Karel Mertens and James Stock
Some myths about government debt and how it is financed - Simon Wren-Lewis
COVID-19 Thrives on Inequality - Chema Vera (PS)
Markets and economists are still too upbeat on coronavirus - Mohamed El-Erian (FT)
Coronavirus and the threat to US supremacy - Gideon Rachman (FT)


IMF Executive Board Approves Immediate Debt Relief for 25 Countries - IMF
How Bad Will the Economy Get? Companies Will Provide Clues - NYTimes
EU calls for co-ordination of lockdown exit strategy - FT.com
Fed Official Says Lending Programs Will Support Economy, Avoid Deflation - WSJ
The calls for sovereign debt relief are mounting - FT
The EU’s Big Pandemic Failure Isn’t About Money - Washington Post
The covid-19 pandemic has revealed another area of critical government underinvestment - Washington Post
China recorded trade surplus after easing of coronavirus lockdown - FT

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