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Vicky Redwood on labour shortages and productivity

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Labour shortages in advanced economies are creating headaches for businesses and policy makers. But there’s an argument that they end up spurring productivity, says Senior Economic Adviser Vicky Redwood in a new report. We asked Vicky about the productivity growth outlook, and what it could mean for expectations for monetary policy tightening.   Q: Vicky, global … Continue reading “Vicky Redwood on labour shortages and productivity”

Andrew Kenningham on the euro-zone’s fourth wave and the ECB

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New COVID-19 cases are surging in Europe with less than a month before the ECB’s key 16th December meeting. We asked Andrew Kenningham how this new wave could affect the Governing Council’s decision-making and the euro-zone economic outlook. Andrew is our Chief Europe Economist. He has overall responsibility for running our European economics service and … Continue reading “Andrew Kenningham on the euro-zone’s fourth wave and the ECB”