Policy makers need decision support as they consider their options. For the past six years the Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS), which also publishes the Journal of Financial Crises, has researched and created content about the numerous interventions governments deployed during the Global Financial Crisis (2007-09) and other crises. With the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, we considered how we could best deploy our past research and skills to assist the current crisis-fighting efforts. We decided that we could best contribute to the effort by staying true to our mission to create, disseminate, and preserve knowledge about financial crises and by bridging the gap between policymakers, government officials, citizens and the academy. This led us to take several actions which we describe below and which can be accessed on our COVID-19 Crisis Response webpage.
Metrick, Andrew and Wiggins, Rosalind Z.
"Editors’ Note: Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic Financial Crisis,"
The Journal of Financial Crises: Vol. 2
Iss. 1, 1-2.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal-of-financial-crises/vol2/iss1/1