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Policy & Futures Note

Considerations on scenarios of the traffic and economic consequences of the Corona pandemic in Germany

Dr. Wolfgang Schade, Meike Stich, Daniel Berthold, Dr. Christian Scherf

In April 2020, we examined the consequences of two scenarios: only one lockdown in the second quarter of 2020 or a longer duration of the Corona pandemic with two lockdowns in 2020. The gross domestic product (GDP) falls in the scenarios by -5% to -9% in 2020.