The COVID pandemic is confronting many firms with existential liquidity and solvency threats. Governments and regulators have swiftly responded, among other things, with credit guarantees and moratoria. Measures have evolved from the first to the second wave of the pandemic. This workshop brings together policy makers, credit guarantee banks, retail banks, corporate sector representatives, credit monitoring agencies, economic think tanks and academic researchers to (1) discuss and compare experiences and best practices, (2) identify short-term challenges and possible solutions, (3) evaluate potential long-term consequences - positive and negative - from such schemes (4) derive policy conclusions, also with a view to incentivizing structural change to the post-COVID economic environment.


CEPR Policy Research