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COVID and the Economy

July 8, 2020

In these unprecedented times, the economic and financial markets impact of the coronavirus pandemic remains top of mind for us at the Wharton School. Over the last several months, the world has witnessed record levels of unemployment, falling corporate earnings, and significant dislocations in the financial markets. At the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance, we strive to understand how technology and the digitization of finance may help support the global economy through this challenging period. Our work at the heart of financial technology and blockchain leads us to believe that innovation in finance can play a positive role in our transition through this difficult period and into a new world.