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Apr 23, 2020

The economy continues to experience the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic. As business leaders try to monitor the evolving downturn, what economic indicators and historical comparisons can they draw on for insight? And how can they apply that information to help respond to near-term pressure points and plan for the uncertainties in the longer-term outlook? In this episode, Dr. Ira Kalish, chief global economist of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd, shares his perspective on the current global economic environment and how it might evolve as this crisis continues. He explains why typical economic indicators may not work in this situation, but that there are lessons business leaders can learn from history. He also explores the role that technology advancements and government relief measures might play in sustaining the economy while the outbreak is contained.