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Video April 1, 2020

The Macroeconomics of Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic presents one of the greatest threats to human life and livelihoods in recent history. In this e-seminar on April 1, 2020, Francesco Lippi (LUISS University), Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University), and Roberto N. Fattal Jaef (World Bank) presented three papers that provide policy guidance on managing the macroeconomic response to this challenge. Timestamps: 3:54 – Francesco Lippi (A Simple Planning Problem for COVID-19 Lockdown); 18:10 – Martin Eichenbaum (The Macroeconomics of Epidemics); 36:18 – Roberto N. Fattal Jaef (The Economic Ripple Effects of COVID-19); 54:35 – Ana Paula Cusolito (Discussant); 123:35 – Q&A