Webinar: The Economic Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Nationalekonomiska Förening and the Swedish House of Finance recently hosted a webinar for parties concerned to discuss the national economic impact of COVID-19. Among the speakers were Professor Bo Becker and Professor Per Strömberg from the Swedish House of Finance.
The webinar started off by giving an overview of the current micro- and macroeconomic situation. A variety of relevant questions were
brought up: How are the service sector, the industry and financial markets affected by the Coronavirus outbreak?
What are the impacts on Sweden’s GDP, unemployment rate and public finances?
During the second part of the webinar, dialogues were held on financial stability, monetary- and fiscal policy in terms of reducing
the negative economic impact of a COVID-19 recession.
What Is Happening? (45 min)
What Is Being Done and What More Should Be Done? (75 min)