This article explores the wide-randing macroeconomic and socioeconomic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic since its arrival in Malaysia in early-2020, including its effects on Malaysia’s economic growth, development, and labour markets. The article also analyses Malaysia’s economic responses and stimulus packages, and concludes with a brief outlook for Malaysia’s recovery moving forward.

This article was published as part of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)’s Asia Policy (Volume 17, No. 1) journal roundtable titled “Small-State Responses to Covid-19”. This Asia Policy roundtable examines government, public health, societal, economic, and international responses to Covid-19 in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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