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What Kind of Light At the End of the Tunnel? Revisiting the Long-term Implications of Covid-19

June 18, 2021

The presentation will examine the longer-term economic implications of COVID-19. This is an update on a presentation James made a year ago. In this follow-up he will explore what he and other economists got right early on and what has turned out differently than those initial expectations. It will include a discussion of the impact of the pandemic on investment in equipment, software and intellectual property, residential and commercial real estate, implications for potential economic growth, inflation and monetary and fiscal policy.


Download the slides in PDF format:  Revisiting the Long-term Implications of Covid-19

James Marple Managing Director and Senior Economist, TD Bank Group James Marple

James Marple is a Managing Director and Senior Economist with TD Bank Group. In his role, he leads a team of economists to provide policy analysis and forecasts to TD clients and stakeholders. The team delivers on a wide scope of research, covering the U.S., Canadian, and global economies.

As a respected commentator, James gives presentations across North America (now by videoconference) speaking on economic and financial trends. He is interviewed frequently on the radio, television and in print.

Prior to joining TD Bank Financial Group, James worked as an economist for the Ontario Ministry of Finance. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.

James currently serves on the Board of the Toronto Association for Business and Economics (TABE). In October 2021, he will celebrate his fourteen-year anniversary with TD Bank Group.

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