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Severe Economic Slump Followed by Gradual Recovery

Economic Outlook for 2020 and 2021 published: The German Council of Economic Experts expects the economy in Germany and the euro area to decline significantly due to the coronavirus pandemic by 6.5 % and 8.5 % in 2020, respectively.

Nachfrage- und angebotsseitige Einschränkungen der wirtschaftlichen Aktivität in Deutschland infolge der Corona-Pandemie

Working Paper 02/2020 by Jan L. Fries, Niklas Garnadt, Jens Herold, Florian Kirsch, Franziska K. Lembcke, Pia Molitor, Lukas Nöh, Malte Preuß, Wolf H. Reuter, Felix Rutkowski, Milena Schwarz, Sebastian Weiske and Mustafa Yeter

Special Report 2020: The Economic Outlook in the Coronavirus Pandemic

The German Council of Economic Experts has published its Special Report 2020. The report carries the title: The Economic Outlook in the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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