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Moderator:  Calla Wiemer (calla.wiemer@acaes.us)

Economics of the Pandemic, 2021 Preliminary

This post is associated with a presentation in the ACAES session at the 2022 Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting, program here. Youtube recording here.

A previous post analyzing the economics of the pandemic for 2020 documented widely divergent experiences in Asia with respect to case numbers, mobility loss, and export impact, and showed all three of these factors to be systematically related to GDP growth. A follow-up post on fiscal policy found those economies with ample fiscal space used it to ramp up spending, and a post on monetary policy showed central bank balance sheets expanding under supportive global conditions. In this post, we revisit the analytics using preliminary data for 2021 for 14 Asian economies.

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