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Megan Greene is the Chief Economist at Maverick Intelligence, with a particular focus on Europe. She is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a columnist with Bloomberg and a senior research fellow at Trinity College Dublin. The opinions expressed here are her own and do not reflect those of any employers. Ms Greene offers a strictly independent voice without a political or investment agenda.

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IIF Annual Meetings: US Economic Outlook

I joined Beth Ann Bovino, Jonathan Pingle and Elina Ribakova this week to speak on a panel about the US Economic Outlook at the IIF Annual Meetings, which usually occur alongside the IMF/WB meetings. We discussed what indicators we’re watching closely to see when we may have found a bottom, how the US has handled the shock to the labour market (compared with Europe), whether we should worry about inflation, prospects for the oil market and what that means for the economy and why we all...

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Realities bite in the US

I joined Asset TV to talk about US earnings this far and what they suggest about the US economy, whether we have the right tools to funnel cash where it’s needed in the economy, how long this lockdown will last and what the choreography of reopening the economy might look like and what shape the economic recovery is likely to take. Tune in here: https://www.asset.tv/player/assettv-non-login-player/107510  Share this

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The Shock of Coronavirus: Hard Truths

Adam Tooze and I had the pleasure of joining Leslie Vinjamuri at Chatham House in this hour-long discussion about the implications of the coronvirus on the US economy, the policy responses in the US vs Europe, what the shape of the recovery might look like and what the most likely vs best paths are for reopening the economy. Share this

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The Mother of all Recessions

Yep. That’s what we’re facing into. And the recovery probably won’t be V or U-shaped. It might look more like a Nike Swoosh, with the back end zig zagged to reflect intermittent isolation. Or it may look like a square root sign. In an interview with my alma mater, Phillips Academy Andover, I share some insights on the COVID-19 pandemic and how this crisis is like nothing the world has ever seen before. Share this

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Pandemic economics

I joined Richard Baldwin and George Papaconstantinou for a webinar on pandemic economics this morning. In it we covered: What will be the likely economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and the world? What are the factors determining the length and depth of the crisis and the shape of the recovery? What are governments doing to mitigate the economic costs of the health crisis, protect jobs and incomes, and ensure economies recover when the worst of the pandemic is...

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Policy Response to Coronavirus

I had the great pleasure of joining David Beckworth on his Macro Musings podcast to discuss what monetary and fiscal policy can do to fight the negative impact of the coronavirus, as well as the future of monetary policy given the soon arrival of the effective lower bound. Have a listen! Share this

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