• Macroeconomics,  Research

    Policy Response to Pandemic: Go Big, Go Fast

    The health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic is of course the primary concern of Canadians, and the first priority for government to address. But it is increasingly clear that the economic fallout from the pandemic is also going to constitute an emergency. And it requires government to respond as urgently and powerfully in the economic sphere, as they are attempting for public health. Director Jim Stanford took stock of the breadth and scale of the economic fallout from the pandemic, in this analysis (originally published by the Progressive Economics Forum). Responding to an Unprecedented Downturn Here are some quick thoughts on what we can expect in coming months, the…