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Ruchir Agarwal with a Proposal to End the Pandemic

June 16, 2021

IMF plan makes the business case for stepping up vaccination programs worldwide. (iStock by Getty Images/ Eloi_Omella)

There will be no durable end to the economic crisis until enough people around the world are vaccinated against Covid-19 and its variants to put the health crisis behind us. Economist Ruchir Agarwal and IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath have joined forces to come up with a plan that would make that happen. In this podcast, Agarwal says the return on investment for ending the pandemic could reach $9 trillion, one of the highest-return investments ever. Read the Transcript

Ruchir Agarwal is a Senior Economist in the IMF Asia and Pacific Department.