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How effective have COVID-19 credit support programmes been?

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:

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

Bruegel is launching a paper on credit-support programmes in Europe soon, so stay tuned!