Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/221818
Authors: 
García, Raquel
Gayer, Christian
Hölzl, Werner
Payo, Sergio
Reuter, Andreas
Wohlrabe, Klaus
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
EconPol Policy Brief No. 31
Publisher: 
ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Munich
Abstract: 
This note presents the results of two ad-hoc questions on the impact of the corona-crisis, which were included in the April-wave of the European Commission's Joint Harmonised EU Programme of Business Surveys. The questions were asked to German, Spanish and Austrian firms in the industry, services, retail trade and construction sectors and focused on the effect of the crisis on expected annual turnover and the ability of firms to survive in the presence of the prevailing confinement measures. The results illustrate the sweeping effect of the crisis on firms' turnover and provide alarming figures on a potential insolvency/bankruptcy wave caused by the current confinement measures.
Document Type: 
Research Report

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