What Pandemics Mean for Robots and Inequality

April 19, 2021/IMFBlog By Tahsin Saadi Sedik and Jiae Yoo From car manufacture to self-service checkouts, we all see how automation can transform the world of work—with lower costs and higher productivity on one hand, and more precarious employment for people on the other. But the COVID-19 pandemic added fuel […]

A COVID-19 Recovery Contribution

April 16, 2021/IMFBlog By Vitor Gaspar, Michael Keen, Alexander Klemm, and Paolo Mauro The economic costs of the pandemic have fallen most heavily on those least able to bear them. Governments have taken steps to support people and firms through wage subsidies, unemployment benefits, and other fiscal measures. But more […]