FIS Digital – June 2020

Three pillars to the economic response

Academics at Chicago Booth looks at three important pillars of the economic policy response to the COVID-19 crisis. First, following the advice of medical experts, we must do all we can to spread the number of infections over time, or “flatten the curve’’. Second, policies should facilitate production and decision-making in a temporarily socially distanced world. Third, we should prepare to make the post-virus recovery as rapid as possible. Importantly they say this is a unique opportunity to make investments in human capital.

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