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Counting the cost of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the public health measures implemented to contain it will lead to a huge spike in government borrowing this year.

This week we released our annual Green Budget report analysing the impact the coronavirus crisis has had across different sectors of the economy and the big decisions confronting the Chancellor.

In this episode, we speak with Green Budget chapter authors Ben Nabarro, Economist at Citi, and Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director at IFS, to get a sense of how big government borrowing could get and what the long-term impacts will be.’ 

Podcast | IFS Zooms In: coronavirus and the economy

Go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and get objective, independent analysis from the researchers behind the work. Hosted by Institute for Fiscal Studies Director, Paul Johnson. Tune in every Wednesday.

This podcast has been made possible with support from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), through the IFS ‘Impact Acceleration Account’.

 

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