Brancaccio and Pagano in “The Scientist”: stop private speculation in covid-19 research

The Scientist – 23 March 2020

by Emiliano Brancaccio and Ugo Pagano

An “anti-virus” economic plan for a collective sharing of scientific knowledge on the pandemic

The crisis triggered by the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus requires immediate leaps forward in economic policy strategies. In a document published in the Financial Times on March 13 we have underlined the urgency of international coordination to implement an immediate “anti-virus” plan in three points: immediate control of capital markets to counter speculation, public investments in health care and research, and interventions to remedy possible “disorganization” in the markets that could create bottlenecks in production and difficulties in supplying goods and services even beyond the health care sector. […]

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