Drawing on the OMFIF commonwealth of experts, opinion-formers and lead actors, our Corona Consequences series presents a debate that aims to be intriguing, stimulating, provocative and partial. We span politics, economics, technology, environment issues and psychology. Scanning the international scene through the OMFIF central banking and public policy lens, writers encompass a wide spectrum of geography and opinion.

Beyond swap lines

Beyond swap lines

IMF liquidity needed to strengthen global financial safety net ...
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Challenge for the Rhineland model

Challenge for the Rhineland model

Germany’s longer-term capitalism has served it well ...
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Looking beyond unpredictability

Looking beyond unpredictability

Business as usual – or vengeful black swans ...
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Outlines of US response to coronavirus coming into relief

Outlines of US response to coronavirus coming into relief

After quick monetary policy action, fiscal policy taking centre stage ...
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ECB has a wide mandate – and should use it

ECB has a wide mandate – and should use it

Lagarde’s opportunity in policy review ...
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ECB should turn to supervisory forbearance

ECB should turn to supervisory forbearance

Lagarde must confront the ‘monster’ most feared by central banks: a supply shock ...
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Time to reset euro policy mix

Time to reset euro policy mix

‘Whatever it takes’ from finance ministers ...
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Predicting random shocks

Predicting random shocks

Despite nearly a hundred years of development of econometrics, its treatment of random shocks remains quite naïve ...
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Fed should bring back dollar swap lines

Fed should bring back dollar swap lines

Coronavirus-induced strains in global dollar liquidity require more action ...
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First big test for Lagarde

First big test for Lagarde

Liquidity focus to resolve ECB dilemma ...
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Fed's coronavirus conundrum

Fed’s coronavirus conundrum

Fed could cut rates to mitigate virus' economic impact ...
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