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Government Support to Firms During COVID-19: Benefits, Costs, and Risks

  • October 14, 2020


  • 10:39

Fiscal measures to support people and firms have reached a massive $12 trillion globally. This corner reviews the economic benefits and costs, implementation challenges, and budget risks of firm support measures, drawing on a new database.

  • Bryn Battersby, Fiscal Affairs Department IMF
  • Elif Ture, Fiscal Affairs Department IMF