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In podcast-reeks ‘Profcast’ laten we elke week een professor van de Faculteit Bedrijfswetenschappen en Economie aan het woord. …

In podcast-reeks ‘Profcast’ laten we elke week een professor van de Faculteit Bedrijfswetenschappen en Economie aan het woord. …

The pandemic has a very unequal impact on different industries, companies and individuals. A part of the economy quickly recovers, and sometimes even performs better than ever (big tech firms for example), while other industries do not recover at all (tourism for example). This blog is a summary of the ‘Corona & Onze Economie: Wat Nu?’ lecture, hosted by student association Wikings NSK and alumni organisation Alechia VZW.

Can a fiscal stimulus help bring back jobs for those struck by the Covid-19 recession? Research by Roland Winker (University of Antwerp), Christian Bredemeier and Falko Juessen (University of Wuppertal) indicates that it depends on how the stimulus is designed. A cut in the tax rate on labor income performs best in stimulating job creation for those who have borne the brunt of job losses.