Geo-economics

What can be done about COVID-19 debt surges

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the largest single-year surge in global debt since at least 1970. Image: REUTERS/Russell Boyce

M. Ayhan Kose

Director, World Bank Development Prospects Group

Franziska Ohnsorge

Lead Economist, World Bank Development Prospects Group

Carmen M. Reinhart

Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Kenneth Rogoff

Maurits C. Boas Chair of International Economics, Harvard University

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The COVID-19 pandemic saw a spike in debt levels. Image: World Bank

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