Press Release: June 26, 2020
COVID-19: IFS - Deficits Debt and Fiscal strategy
Date: 1 July 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00 (UK)
Chair: Paul Johnson - Institute for Fiscal Studies
Registration: Not Required
This event will be available to watch for free on the IFS website.
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COVID-19 - and the public health response to it - has pushed government borrowing to levels not seen previously in the UK in peacetime and will leave a lasting impression on the public finances for many years to come. In this special joint webinar, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) will examine the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the public finances.
Deputy Director of NIESR, Dr Garry Young, will outline some of the possible macroeconomic scenarios. IFS Deputy Director, Carl Emmerson will discuss the government’s response and the impact on the public finances. Director of NIESR, Professor Jagjit Chadha will look at measures of how much fiscal space there is and risks associated with elevated debt and deficits. The event will be chaired by Paul Johnson, Director of the IFS, and after the presentations there will be plenty of time for questions to the panel. Please Click Here to submit your question
This event will be available to watch for free on the IFS website. To sign up to receive an email reminder before the event, please click here.
The Institute of Fiscal Studies was founded in 1969. Established as an independent research institute, IFS was launched with the principal aim of better informing public debate on economics in order to promote the development of effective fiscal policy. Through the establishment of rigorous independent research, for example the IFS Green Budget and Post Budget analysis, IFS successfully opened up debate about public policy to a wider audience and influenced policy decision making.