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So long, credit support?

How effective have COVID-19 credit support programmes been?

By: Date: February 17, 2021 Topic: Macroeconomic policy

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption to business. Since the first lockdowns, governments have used credit support programmes as the main instrument to mitigate the liquidity shock businesses have been facing. Have the programmes worked?

Bruegel Director Guntram Wolff is joined by Bruegel’s very own Julia AndersonFrancesco Papadia and Nicolas Véron to talk about their research into credit support programmes in Europe’s five largest economies. They  share their findings with us as well as possible policy implications.

Related research:

Anderson, J., F. Papadia and N. Véron (2021) ‘COVID-19 credit-support programmes in Europe’s five largest economiesWorking Paper 03/2021, Bruegel

Dataset, Loan guarantees and other national credit-support programmes in the wake of COVID-19

Anderson J., Papadia F. and Véron N. (2020) ‘Government-guaranteed bank lending six months on’, Bruegel Blog, 29 September

 

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