A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE FISCAL RESPONSES TO COVID-19

  • Wong Sing Yun Academic Affairs Department, North Borneo University College, Malaysia
Keywords: COVID-19, Fiscal Policy, Review

Abstract

As COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the globe, it has become an apparent threat that derails the world economy. Governments across the world have therefore adopted a range of policies to response to the economic shock. Although, massive literatures had been published on these policies, there has yet been a critical review on the studies that explores the fiscal responses to the COVID-19. With this review, three clusters are identified: (1) COVID-19 and the Fiscal Policies, (2) COVID-19 and the Fiscal Effects, (3) COVID-19 and the Fiscal Challenges. This critical review will provide a greater understanding on the fiscal policies which has been adopted by many countries

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Published
2021-06-07
How to Cite
Sing Yun, W. (2021). A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE FISCAL RESPONSES TO COVID-19. Thailand and The World Economy, 39(2), 65-76. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/TER/article/view/251916