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Are we heading for a Platinum Jubilee recession?

4 June 2022

4:30 PM

4 June 2022

4:30 PM

Occasionally I despair of my own profession. Even economists should be able to enjoy a long weekend. Yet some of us are stuck debunking commentary on the economic impact of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations – much of which justifies the old tag of the ‘dismal science’.

The long Jubilee weekend will indeed mean that economic activity, as usually assessed, is lower than it would otherwise have been.

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