Supply-side shocks of COVID-19 could linger for years | First Policy Response


Published: 1Oct2020

June 11, 2020 | In this commentary, Ken Boessenkool argues "the enduring economic pain from COVID will be a supply-side capital shock that will particularly hit investment in service, travel and entertainment industries, a supply-side labour shock that will hit primarily female employment, and a supply-side productivity shock due to new health and safety requirements."


Ken Boessenkool recently joined the Max Bell School of Public Policy as the J.W. McConnell Professor of Practice in Public Policy at McGill University. This article is part of a summary of his recent commentary and policy writing prior to his arrival at the School.

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