Analytical Corner - Session 1: Pandemic & Recovery

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Boosting Productivity in the Aftermath of COVID-19

COVID-19 is changing the way we work and spend—through digitalization, resource allocation, and impacts on skill building—with uneven impacts across people. How should policies be designed to enhance both productivity and inclusiveness?

Speakers

Margaux Macdonald

Research Department, IMF

Davide Malacrino

Research Department, IMF



Inflation Scares

Since the beginning of 2021, inflation has increased in advanced and emerging market economies, driven by firming demand, input shortages, and rapidly rising commodity prices. Is inflation here to stay?

Speakers

Francesca Caselli

Research Department, IMF



Tax Policy for Inclusive Growth Post-Pandemic

To mitigate the impact from the pandemic, governments deployed spending programs and tax breaks. Though justifiable, these interventions stretched public finances making tax increases inevitable post-pandemic. How can governments raise revenue while also promoting an inclusive recovery?

Speakers

Sébastien Leduc

Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

Carolina Osorio-Buitron

Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

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Boosting Productivity in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Inflation Scares

Tax Policy for Inclusive Growth Post-Pandemic