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The Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

The Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity 

The Royal Society will be holding a launch event for Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta's The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review on Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 2.00-3.15pm (UK time). Read More>>

Published on - Friday 22nd January 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


Policy Panel - The Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix Strikes Back

Policy Panel - The Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix Strikes Back 

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti is to speak at a policy panel on the 2020 Geneva report. The panel will discuss the contribution of the mix policy mix to the stabilisation of tail events and disruptive crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 19th January 2021

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Europe Walks a Tightrope as it Waits for Virus Immunity to Take Hold

Europe Walks a Tightrope as it Waits for Virus Immunity to Take Hold 

As many countries are starting to vacinate against Covid, Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains that it becomes all the more important for people to avoid contracting coronavirus as vaccination picks up. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 18th January 2021

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COVID-19

Europe

Immunity

Epidemiology


Launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy

Launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy 

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti is one of the speakers at the launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy, which he recently co-authored. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 12th January 2021

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model Research Seminar

Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model Research Seminar 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a talk about his research into "Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model" as part of the Adam Smith's Panmure House research seminar series. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 12th January 2021

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Epidemiology

Models


2020 Geneva Report Quoted

2020 Geneva Report Quoted 

A report co-authored by Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti from the Faculty of Economics has been mentioned by Reuters. The 2020 Geneva Report looks at macroeconomic and financial instability and disruptive crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 16th December 2020

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Brexit - As Consumers, Britons have the Most to Lose

Brexit - As Consumers, Britons have the Most to Lose 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed about Brexit and it's effect on the UK economy, by the daily French newspaper La Croix. Dr Crowley answered questions on the proposed post-Brexit trade deals that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is negotiating with countries such as Japan, China and the US.

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020

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Brexit

Trade

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Global Perspectives: Challenges for the 21st Century Entrepreneur

Global Perspectives: Challenges for the 21st Century Entrepreneur 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes discussed the economic consequences of COVID-19 and the implications for entrepreneurs, at the King's College special ‘Global Perspectives’ webinar. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Global Perspectives

Entrepreneurs


Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Biodiversity and Ecosystems 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave an interview to the House of Commons, Environment Audit Committee about the findings of his forthcoming independent report into the Economics of Biodiversity. Professor Dasgupta's report will be published early in 2021. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 14th December 2020

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


Did the Office for National Statistics Really Produce ‘False Data’ on Coronavirus Infections?

Did the Office for National Statistics Really Produce ‘False Data’ on Coronavirus Infections? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in The Independent newspaper. The article looks at the suggestion that data revisions on new coronavirus cases by the official statistics body indicate that the UK might have gone into lockdown in November unnecessarily.

Published on - Thursday 10th December 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Policy

Public Health


Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy

Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has published a new blog for ProMarket (the online publication for The Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth). Dr Toxvaerd's article "Managing the Covid-19 Pandemic: Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy" looks at the unavoidable link between health protection and wealth creation when choosing a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on - Wednesday 9th December 2020

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COVID-19

Health

Economic Growth

Policy


How Do Countries Effectively Come Out of Lockdown?

How Do Countries Effectively Come Out of Lockdown? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by China Central Television where he spoke about the Chinese Health Codes and how other countries are realising that to effectively come out of lockdown, there must be an effective method of tracing contacts of the virus. Further more an electronic tracking method is a must-have for home isolation and travel.

Published on - Wednesday 9th December 2020

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COVID-19

China

Lockdown

Health Codes


Cost & Benefit of Buying COVID-19 Vaccine

Cost & Benefit of Buying COVID-19 Vaccine 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by Iranian newspaper, Donya-e Eqtesad, about the implications of COVID-19 for the Iranian economy and the difficulty for Iran to obtain a potential vaccine due to sanctions imposed on the country by US President Donald Trump. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 7th December 2020

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COVID-19

Vaccine

Iran

Global Economy


What COVID-19 Shows is That the Global Economy is Not Very Resilient

What COVID-19 Shows is That the Global Economy is Not Very Resilient 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by the Times of India about his recent study on the economic consequences of Covid-19. Dr Mohaddes spoke about the direct and indirect effects of this, within the interconnected global economy and how climate change could also be hit severely by it. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 4th December 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economy

Climate Change

India


No Country ‘immune’ to COVID-19 Economic Shock

No Country ‘immune’ to COVID-19 Economic Shock 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's research "A Counterfactual Economic Analysis of Covid-19 Using a Threshold Augmented Multi-Country Model" has been featured in an article for the University of Cambridge Research News. Dr Mohaddes suggests a lengthy global recession looms as a result of COVID-19, with no country "immune". However, economies such as China will fare better than much of the West. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 3rd December 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economy

Recession

China


Government Won’t Say How Much Tiered Restrictions Will Cost Economy

Government Won’t Say How Much Tiered Restrictions Will Cost Economy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the Channel 4 News website, where he commented that the key difficulty in analysing the effects of the lockdown is to assess what would happen with the disease and the economy in the absence of restrictions.

Published on - Wednesday 2nd December 2020

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COVID-19

Economic Impact

Policy

Tier System


Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions

Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the Independent article "Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions". Dr Toxvaerd says the government's COVID analysis falls well short of a full impact study and will be of limited use to justify either lockdown2 or a return to a tiered system of regional restrictions.

Published on - Tuesday 1st December 2020

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COVID-19

Economic Impact

Policy

Tier System


Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy

Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a virtual talk for Clare College on Tuesday 24 November 2020. His talk was on "Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy", which looked at how economists think about disease control and contrast it with the traditional approach adopted in epidemiology and public health. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 26th November 2020

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Policy

Public Health


The Global Economic Consequences of COVID-19: A Multi-Country Analysis

The Global Economic Consequences of COVID-19: A Multi-Country Analysis 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was a panellists at the World Council of Credit Union's Global Financial Symposium on the The Economic Impacts of Covid-19 on Credit Unions. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes presented his recent study entitled "A Counterfactual Economic Analysis of COVID-19 Using a Threshold Augmented Multi-Country Model" (joint with Alexander Chudik, M. Hashem Pesaran, Mehdi Raissi, and Alessandro Rebucci). Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 26th November 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economy

Financial Economics


Managing COVID-19 Vaccines Rationally

Managing COVID-19 Vaccines Rationally 

Flavio Toxvaerd and Miltos Makris (University of Kent) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Vaccines against COVID-19 are on the horizon; now is the time to manage the transition rationally". This column examines how the prospect of a vaccine alters individuals’ incentives to self-protect and how the social planner would prefer the individual to behave, between now and the arrival of the vaccine.

Published on - Tuesday 24th November 2020

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Policy

Vaccines


Economic Consequences of Covid-19 - Iran and Global

Economic Consequences of Covid-19 - Iran and Global 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed for the Iranian newspaper, Donya-e-Eqtesad. The article looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the Iranian economy as well as the global economy. Dr Mohaddes's research into the economic consequences of Covid-19 (joint with Alexander Chudik (Dallas Fed), Hashem Pesaran (USC), Mehdi Raissi (International Monetary Fund), and Alessandro Rebucci (JHU)) was also featured as the front cover story on Iran's major weekly magazine, Tejarat-e-Farda. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 23rd November 2020

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COVID-19

Recession

Iran

Global Economy


Costs and Benefits of Circuit Breakers and Lockdowns

Costs and Benefits of Circuit Breakers and Lockdowns 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster for their weekly business and economy round up. Dr. Toxvaerd discussed the costs and benefits on the economy, of using circuit breakers and lockdowns to combat the spread of COVID-19. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Economic Cost

Infectious Disease


Climate Change and the Economics of Biodiversity

Climate Change and the Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was among the panel of leading scientists, academics, businesspeople and activists for the BBC World Service - World Questions programme. The panel discussed the environment and what we can do to help it. Professor Dasgupta's interim report of his independent global review on the Economics of Biodiversity was published by the HM Treasury in April 2020. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th November 2020

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


The Freeport Con

The Freeport Con 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the New Statesman article "The Freeport Con", which looks at the setting up of freeports as a post-Brexit trade policy. The UK government is championing these free economic zones, but experts are not convinced they will work.

Published on - Thursday 12th November 2020

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Freeports

Brexit

Trade

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Save the Economy

Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Save the Economy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd is one of the economists featured in the Wall Street Journal article "Research Ties Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Saving the Economy", which looks at the economists currently working on the economics of the pandemic and how the academic discipline combining economics and epidemiology is attracting new specialists.

Published on - Thursday 12th November 2020

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Economic Impact

Infectious Disease


Costs and Benefits of Suppressing COVID-19

Costs and Benefits of Suppressing COVID-19 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Scotland's Drivetime programme, where he talked about the costs and benefits of suppressing COVID-19 and made the point that perhaps rather than looking at the negative impact caused by the UK's second lockdown, we should be looking at it as an investment in the future. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 11th November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Economic Cost

Infectious Disease


How High is US-UK Trade on Joe Biden's Agenda?

How High is US-UK Trade on Joe Biden's Agenda? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave a pre-recorded interview to Victoria Craig for the Marketplace Morning Report podcast. In the interview, Dr. Crowley talks about what a Joe Biden administration means for future UK-US trade relations and for Brexit. The Marketplace Morning Report is a BBC programme that broadcasts in the US on National Public Radio. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 10th November 2020

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US Election

Trade

Brexit

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Lockdowns Are Just One Tool

Lockdowns Are Just One Tool 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Scotland's Drivetime programme, where he talked about the UK's second lockdown being just one of the tools available to control COVID-19. He added that it does have a significant economic impact and is one of the most extreme of so called non-pharmaceutical interventions. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 9th November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Economic Cost

Infectious Disease


Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19?

Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou (with Ben Moll - LSE), have written a new entry for the Economics Observatory asking The Pound-of-Flesh Fallacy: Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19?. This blog looks at the possibility that whatever measures are taken to reduce the spread of coronavirus, they are unlikely to reduce the ultimate death toll.

Published on - Monday 2nd November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Policy

Women in Economics


Economic Consequences of Covid-19

Economic Consequences of Covid-19 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes, with Alexander Chudik (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), M. Hashem Pesaran (University of Southern California), Mehdi Raissi (IMF) and Alessandro Rebucci (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Economic Consequences of Covid-19: A Counterfactual Multi-Country Analysis". Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 20th October 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Recession

Policy


Effect on Global Economy of Reimposed EU Lockdowns

Effect on Global Economy of Reimposed EU Lockdowns 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for Cheddar News Network on Friday 23rd October 2020, where he discussed the reimplementation of lockdowns across Europe, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the global economic impact of this. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 20th October 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Policy

Social Distancing


China's Economic Recovery Gains Momentum

China's Economic Recovery Gains Momentum 

China's economy is picking up steam as the country continues to steadily recover from the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The world's second largest economy expanded 4.9% in the July-to-September quarter compared to a year ago, according to new Chinese government statistics. It's a V shaped recovery, according to Dr. Meredith Crowley. She was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, and said retails sales are up, but only by 3.2%. However, the worry is that the virus could come back, and that would slow down China's economy again.

Published on - Monday 19th October 2020

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China

COVID-19

Economic Growth

Recovery


What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay

What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay 

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and Flavio Toxvaerd's VOXeu "What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay" was quoted in Jeffrey Sparshott's Wall Street Journal Economics Blog "Newsletter: Expiration Date".

Published on - Tuesday 6th October 2020

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Lockdown

Women in Economics


Ideas of India Podcast

Ideas of India Podcast 

Dr Sriya Iyer was interviewed by Dr Shruti Rajagopalan for the Ideas of India podcast (Mercatus Center, Washington DC). They spoke about Dr Iyer's "The Economics of Religion" book and the links between economics and religion in India and the rise of Hindu nationalism. You can read and listen to the interview on the Mercatus Discourse website. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 1st October 2020

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Religion

India

Development

Women in Economics


The Economics of Infection

The Economics of Infection 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the following news outlets; the New Scientist, Medscape, The Sun and the Huffington Post, about his ongoing research into "The Economics of Infection". Dr Toxvaerd has also published a new blog for Economics Observatory, "Externalities: Why Do We Need Coordinated Public Action In The Pandemic?". Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 29th September 2020

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COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Social Distancing

Externalities


Covid-19 Policy Response Open Letter

Covid-19 Policy Response Open Letter 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was asked by the Science Media Centre to comment on this open letter to the Prime Minister and his team from a group across medicine, academia and other areas "Covid-19 policy response Open Letter" and Dr. Toxvaerd’s responses were published on the "Science Media Centre site.

Published on - Friday 25th September 2020

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COVID-19

Health

Inequality

Economic Impact


Testing Meritocracy in University Admissions

Testing Meritocracy in University Admissions 

Dr. Debopam Bhattacharya and Renata Rabovic (former Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Economics) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Testing Meritocracy in University Admissions". This column uses a novel, outcome-based test of merit-based admissions at Cambridge University, to look at the controversial issue of the balance between merit and diversity in university admissions.

Published on - Monday 21st September 2020


Post-Pandemic Debt Sustainability in the EU/Euro Area

Post-Pandemic Debt Sustainability in the EU/Euro Area 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti and Lorenzo Codogno (Visiting Professor in Practice, LSE) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Post-Pandemic Debt Sustainability in the EU/Euro Area: This Time May (and should) Be Different". This column suggests that the implementation of The EU Recovery Plan could give a substantial boost to the economy and fiscal revenues under very conservative assumptions on multipliers. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 18th September 2020

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COVID-19

Debt

Economy

EU


Citigroup Names Jane Fraser as New CEO

Citigroup Names Jane Fraser as New CEO 

On 10 September, Citigroup named Cambridge Economics Alumna Jane Fraser as their new chief executive. This is the first time that a woman has been appointed as CEO of a large Wall Street bank. Jane Fraser attended Girton College between 1985 and 1988 and graduated with a BA from the Economics Tripos in 1988. The Faculty of Economics would like to congratulate her on this historic and prestigious appointment. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 15th September 2020

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Women in Economics

Banking

Finance


Working From Home: The Polarising Workplace

Working From Home: The Polarising Workplace 

Dr Christopher Rauh, with Abi Adams-Prassl (University of Oxford), Teodora Boneva (University of Zurich) and Marta Golin (University of Oxford) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Working From Home: The Polarising Workplace". This column uses survey data from the US and the UK to demonstrate systematic variation in individuals’ ability to work from home both across and within occupations and industries.

Published on - Wednesday 9th September 2020

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COVID-19

Employment

Workers

Inequalities


Production Network Analysis and COVID-19 Policy

Production Network Analysis and COVID-19 Policy 

Professor Vasco Carvalho and Professor Andrea Galeotti (London Business School) have published an article for Economics Observatory on "How Can Production Network Analysis Inform Policy on COVID-19?". This article looks at how production network analysis can provide insights into the effects of imposing and lifting lockdowns, which in turn can lead to policies to support recovery.

Published on - Tuesday 25th August 2020

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COVID-19

Networks

Policy

Production Networks


Herd Immunity – Crucial Yet Irrelevant

Herd Immunity – Crucial Yet Irrelevant 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has published a new Bennett Institute for Public Policy blog "Herd Immunity – Crucial Yet Irrelevant" and working paper "On the Management of Population Immunity" (joint with Prof. Robert Rowthorn). Both the paper and blog look at the use of costly treatments or vaccinations on infectious diseases and the idea that once immune, individuals indirectly protect the remaining susceptibles, who benefit from a measure of herd immunity.

Published on - Tuesday 18th August 2020

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COVID-19

Infectious Diseases

Herd Immunity


Economic Aspects of the COVID-19 Crisis in the UK

Economic Aspects of the COVID-19 Crisis in the UK 

Professor Vasco Carvalho and Dr Flavio Toxvaerd are among the authors of a Royal Society DELVE Initiative Report which looks at the new challenges for the economy and public health that the COVID-19 Pandemic will bring over the coming years. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 14th August 2020

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COVID-19

Economy

Public Health

UK


The Heterogeneous Transmission of ECB Policies in a Post-COVID Europe

The Heterogeneous Transmission of ECB Policies in a Post-COVID Europe 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Joao B. Duarte (Nova School of Business and Economics) and Samuel Mann (IMF) have published an article for VOXeu titled "The Heterogeneous Transmission of ECB Policies: Lessons for a Post-COVID Europe". This column suggests that the disruption to market integration brought about by the COVID-19 crisis may create further challenges to conducting monetary policy in the euro area.

Published on - Friday 7th August 2020

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COVID-19

Policy

Europe

Heterogeneity


European Parliament and Future EU-UK Trade Relations Webinar

European Parliament and Future EU-UK Trade Relations Webinar 

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be a panellist on the live webinar "The European Parliament and Future EU-UK Trade Relations", organised by the European Parliament Liaison Office in the United Kingdom. The webinar will take place on Thursday 3rd September 2020, between 12:30-2:00pm. It is open to all and registration is free.

Published on - Thursday 23rd July 2020

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Brexit

Trade

EU

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


What to do if COVID-19 is Here to Stay

What to do if COVID-19 is Here to Stay 

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and Flavio Toxvaerd have published an article for VOXeu titled "What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay". This column considers the possibility that immunity is only temporary, which in practice, means that partial lockdowns and social distancing measures may be the norm for years to come.

Published on - Monday 20th July 2020

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Lockdown

Women in Economics


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