Bi-Weekly Geopolitical Report – The Pandemic’s Impact on Inequality (July 18, 2022)

by Natalia Fields | PDF

During the global coronavirus pandemic that exploded globally in 2020, perhaps the most notable economic development was the effort by governments around the world to stop the spread of infections through lockdowns, while simultaneously trying to support incomes and economic activity via loose fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policies. Importantly, the pandemic struck just as concern about income and wealth inequality was increasing among economists and policymakers. This report discusses how the pandemic crisis and the government response to it might affect inequality going forward. As always, we conclude the report with a discussion of the implications for investors.

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