Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Updated on Friday, March 27, 2020

When will the U.S. economy recover from the infection?

The current crisis represents an unprecedented risk to the U.S. economy as the fallout from the coronavirus has created a confluence of supply- and demand-side shocks coupled with a financial meltdown.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The experience in China, Italy and other countries suggests that the number of cases could peak in the Spring or early Summer
  • The direct economic impact should be large, but temporary

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