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Is the Pandemic the Answer to the Productivity Puzzle?

Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane gives his take on 2021.

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As a tumultuous year for the global economy comes to a close, host Stephanie Flanders speaks with someone on the front line of the policy response. Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane discusses the outlook for recovery now that vaccinations have begun, how central bankers view inflation and whether the pandemic holds the key to reviving flagging productivity growth.