The global economy in terra incognita

Coronavirus spreads across the United States. (Illustrative photo). REUTERS / Lucas Jackson

By: Jean-Pierre Boris Follow

The Coronavirus epidemic is hitting vital economic centers in all countries. After China, after Europe, the United States is first. Soon, it will be African countries.


Faced with the slowdown, not to say the economic downturn due to widespread confinement, the governments that have the means are multiplying the plans to support the economy. The latest plan is American, $ 2,000 billion. For their part, central banks in Europe, India, the United States and Africa use their means to support activity. How important is what these banks do? Where is the US economy?

These are the two subjects developed during this program, with the help of three guests :

- Jézabel Couppey-Soubeyran , lecturer in Economics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne . She is also an editorial advisor at CEPII, one of the major research centers in international economics here in Paris.

- Gilles Dufrénot, Professor of Economics at Aix-Marseille University , member of the Marseille School of Economics. From 2004 to 2008, he was advisor to the commissioner in charge of economic policies within WAEMU, the West African Economic and Monetary Union

- Emmanuel Jessua, Director of Studies at Rexecode , a private institute of economic studies considered close to the French business community and employers.

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  • Economic crisis
  • Finance
  • Coronavirus
  • United States

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