The Analytical Chapters of the World Economic Outlook find that compared to the global financial crisis, the COVID-19 recession had three times the impact on global output in half the time. How great will be the economic damage in years to come? What might be the lasting impact of the pandemic-induced recession on employment? How can policymakers help the workforce cope with the pandemic’s harsh and unequal impact?
April 5, 9:00 a.m. - Release of a new analytical chapter on "Shifting Gears: Monetary Policy Spillovers During the Recovery from COVID-19."
April 6, 8:30 a.m. - Release of the full World Economic Outlook Report with updated global and regional growth projections, and Press Conference with: IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath, Deputy Director of the IMF Research Department, Petya Koeva Brooks, and Division Chief in the IMF Research Department, Malhar Nabar.