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‘The Economy, The Public Finances and the Challenges Post Covid’

How to Pay for the Lockdown
What’s Best for the Economy, Best for Recovery?
The Economy, The Public Finances and the Challenges Post Covid
Thursday 23rd July, 5.00-6.00 pm
Online Zoom Webinar
  • Dr Ludger Schuknecht, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
  • Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University

Across western economies many people have returned to work. The question now is how to pay for the lockdown.

During the Covid pandemic levels of public sector net borrowing rocketed – this year the UK faces a deficit of 14 per cent of GDP. Jobs were lost, some businesses have closed, markets and supply chains have been disrupted.

What steps must be taken to promote recovery over the short- and longer-term?

On 23rd July Politeia’s new series continues. Dr Ludger Schuknecht will introduce the proposals for recovery for businesses and government which he develops in his forthcoming paper for Politeia. He will also consider the trends in evidence before the pandemic.

Professor Harold James will respond, reflecting on the wider historical context, economic and financial.

Dr Ludger Schuknecht, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Responding: Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies and Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University and historian at the IMF
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The event will take place online on Thursday 23rd July, 5.00-6.00 pm on Zoom. If you would like to join us for this event please email with your name, position, phone number and organisation. We will add your name to our list and you will receive details of how to log on to join us.