The OMFIF Podcast

The Great Lockdown: Analysing the world economic outlook

May 15, 2020

The International Monetary Fund projects a significant contraction in all parts of the world as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Lockdown measures and uncertainty about the return to work, as well as what a ‘new normal’ would look like, are having a serious impact on how to forecast future growth. Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, deputy director in the IMF’s research department, discusses the baseline scenario in the World Economic Outlook, and the potential ways forward for the global economy in 2020-21.

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