Christine Lagarde: How covid-19 will scar Europe | The Economist

Europe has been widely criticised for its slow response to the covid-19 pandemic. Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, discusses the long-term damage and whether things might have been different had there been more female leaders.

Chapter titles
00:00 – Covid-19 in Europe
00:52 – How covid-19 worsens inequality
03:35 – Why female leaders have performed better
05:10 – How to have more female leaders
06:38 – Europe’s stimulus & economic recovery
08:29 – Central banks & digital currencies

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