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COVID-19 and the Global Economic Outlook for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
London | May 13, 2020

Register now to gain insights from renowned Booth professors and economic luminaries Veronica Guerrieri, Randall S. Kroszner, and Brent Neiman.

The COVID-19 health crisis has led to a global economic crisis. As COVID-19 results in lockdowns, layoffs, and slowing growth across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, business leaders and their employees are worried about what comes next. To make matters worse, the IMF predicts that global growth could contract by 3 percent in 2020.

This raises a number of important questions: What are policymakers doing right now to help combat this crisis, and what should they be doing in the future? What is the economic impact of social distancing, and how long can we sustain this stagnation? What’s next for the global economy?

This event took place May 13, 2020.

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EO 2020 Veronica Guerrieri

Veronica Guerrieri

Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar

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Kroszner Speaker

Randall S. Kroszner

Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

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EO 2020 Brent Neiman

Brent Neiman

Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and William Ladany Faculty Scholar

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Henry Curr

Henry Curr

Economics Editor, The Economist

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