Economic depressions

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Commercial crises
NARROWER TERMS
Policy report

The shifting roles of monetary and fiscal policy in light of COVID-19

This white paper aims to understand how varying economies have changed their monetary and fiscal policies to respond to the pandemic-induced economic crisis.
Report

Adjusting to job loss when times are tough

This study documents the use of four adjustment strategies by Canadian workers permanently laid off in 2009. The authors examine whether the adoption of strategies varied according to workers’ characteristics and their employment status a year after job loss, and to what extent it differed...
Discussion paper

Budget blueprint: five priorities to underpin the recovery

Australia is at a critical juncture. The COVID-19 crisis has cut short three decades of uninterrupted economic growth. This paper argues that Australia will require wide-reaching reforms that were necessary before the crisis, and are now more critical than ever before.
Report

Economic and political outlook 2021

2020 was a year of rapid policy development in Australia. It brought twists and turns in decision-making, as governments responded to a crisis that remains with us in 2021, as nations keep working to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides valuable analysis to help...
Case study

State responses to COVID-19: a global snapshot as at 1 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every state and territory on earth, including those where there are as yet no cases of infection. This edited collection represents the work of over 50 academic and professional contributors across the world, linked through their research connections to the...
Report

Global competitiveness report: special edition 2020

The deep economic recession triggered by COVID-19 continues to have profound economic and social consequences. This report aims to support the recovery strategies of policy-makers, calling for a holistic approach, encompassing several policy areas and establishing synergies across different reform objectives.
Report

Back in business? WA small businesses and the impact of COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the economy and business sector, but for small businesses these shocks can be more challenging to deal with, with fewer resources to draw from. This report covers findings from the 2020 BCEC Small Business Survey including the...
Report

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the charitable sector, and its prospects for recovery

This report finds that the COVID-19 crisis will decimate the charity sector in the United Kingdom unless the government takes urgent action.
Report

Billionaire wealth vs. community health: protecting essential workers from pandemic profiteers

This report identifies a dozen companies in the United States that have seen their fortunes increase, but continue to provide inadequate protection for their workers. These companies are emblematic of the corporate greed that has grown rampant over the last forty years.
Policy report

The looming iceberg: Australia’s post-pandemic debt risk

One of the major economic policy issues of the times is the growth of public debt in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and what this growth means for the future. Some economists believe the burden will be manageable. Others express varying degrees of concern...