How does the G20 COVID-19 fiscal response compare to the Global Financial Crisis?

Answer: It’s complicated. Although the IMF and World Bank have correctly noted the G20 has spent significantly more than they did in 2008-2009, there is difference between the members. This new map and accompanying visualizations shows how some countries – including the US and Japan – are doing much more than they did in the last crisis, while others – including China and India – are, so far, doing significantly less on the fiscal side.

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How does the G20 COVID-19 fiscal response compare to the Global Financial Crisis?

How does the G20 COVID-19 fiscal response compare to the Global Financial Crisis?


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