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The World in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Appearance Can Be Deceptive
03 Nov 2020
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Clock 120 mins.
CATEGORIES: AER Public Spain Financial Markets
ANALYSTS:
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Ignacio de la Torre
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Leopoldo Torralba
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Joaquín Rivera
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Diego Mejía
The wrongly called ‘Spanish’ flu was so economically and medically devastating that in 1919, most predictions for the world’s future were very gloomy indeed. However, the ensuing decade was characterised by remarkable economic growth and came to be known as the ‘Roaring 1920s’. Human beings tend to base projections of the future on current circumstances. If we are euphoric, we project a brilliant future and if depressed, a dark one. The example of 1919 brings us to consider how we should anticipate the post-COVID world.
dot What could be the actual strucural consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic?
dot How a growing public sector will affect us
dot Why is technological disruption speeding up?
dot What will be the main sectoral impacts?

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