Video Vox

Warwick Mckibbin 08 April 2020

When Covid-19 wasn't even on the radar of most policymakers, Warwick McKibbin of ANU used his experience from previous pandemics to create seven scenarios for its impact. All implied a major shock to the global economy. Tim Phillips asks him how his model was able to capture the nature of Covid-19, and which policymakers listened to the warning.

Lucrezia Reichlin 08 April 2020

Lucrezia Reichlin of the London Business School looks at measures such as the ESM and OMT arising from the 2008 crisis and explains why different instruments will be needed to handle the economic fallout of the Covid-19 crisis.  A multi-instrumental approach is required.
Taken from CEPR's Webinar: Will this crisis bring Europe together or tear it apart?, recorded Monday 6th April 2020

Luis Garicano 06 April 2020

Luis Garicano talks to Tim Phillips about his proposal, outlined in the eBook, Mitigating the Covid Economic Crisis, for a European 'bazooka' to protect jobs and wages. Funding plans he proposes are based on legislative proposals that already exist but have not yet been developed. It is now time to finish implementing them.

Peter Bofinger 05 April 2020

Modern Monetary Theory has received mixed response from macroeconomists, but could the coronavirus crisis and the policy responses to it provide the perfect natural experiment to test MMT's predictions? Tim Phillips talks to Peter Bofinger, former member of the German Council of Economic Experts.
Part of CEPR & VoxEU's Covid-19 webinar and videocast series

Richard Baldwin 01 April 2020

Richard Baldwin IHEID/CEPR explains why the lessons learned from SARS have informed Asian responses to Covid-19, while others have failed to heed those warnings and make adequate preparations for the unfolding pandemic.
Taken from the CEPR / RIETI webinar 'Economics in the time of Covid-19: The economic impact on Asia', held March 24 2020

Richard Portes, Torsten Slok 28 March 2020

What's going on in the financial markets at the moment, and what does might it mean for the economy? Torsten Slok, chief economist at Deutsche Bank, and Richard Portes of the London Business School, honorary president of the CEPR, explain.

Alberto Alesina 27 March 2020

There have been more than 80,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and more than 8,000 deaths in Italy. Will its economy and political system be strong enough to withstand this shock, and how can policy -- domestic and European -- help?

Thorsten Beck 26 March 2020

Thorsten Beck of Cass Business School, author of a chapter in the new CEPR/VoxEU eBook on 'Mitigating the Covid Economic Crisis', talks to Tim Phillips about what governments should do to lessen the impact of the current abrupt collapse of economic activity on the availability of access to credit for firms across Europe.

Download the eBook here: Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes

Richard Baldwin 26 March 2020

Richard Baldwin explains the economic & epidemiological shocks brought by the COVID19 pandemic, as well as the links between flattening the medical curve and the recession curve, in this first of a series of pocket lectures about Covid-19 from

Enrico Perotti 25 March 2020

Enrico Perotti tells Tim Phillips that while regulatory reform means that banks are unlikely to be at risk, the same is not true for the shadow banking sector. Does this threaten financial stability, and what should policymakers do about it?



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