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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



What Data is Driving the UK’s New COVID-19 Restrictions? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the Independant "What is the Data Driving the UK’s New Coronavirus Restrictions?" and Daily Mail "Projection versus Reality – Experts say Britain Falls Short." in which Dr Toxvaerd claims that projections often rely ‘on behavioural assumptions that are unlikely to be borne out in practice and so the projections often look too gloomy in retrospect'. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 23rd September 2020

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COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Policy



Female Researchers and Publications During COVID-19 Podcast 

Dr Noriko Amano Patino was interviewed for the Cambridge Centre for International Research’s Ideas & Innovation Talk Series about her joint paper with Elisa Faraglia, Chryssi Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna titled "The Unequal Effects of Covid-19 on Economists' Research Productivity" which looks at the unequal effects of COVID-19 on research productivity. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 18th September 2020

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COVID-19

Employment

Gender

Women in Economics



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



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



COVID-19 Symposium of the EEA 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd spoke recently about ‘Future Challenges for Economic Epidemiology’ at the COVID-19 Symposium of the European Economic Association. A video of Dr. Toxvaerd's talk is available to watch on the EEA youtube channel. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 7th September 2020

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COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Policy



D-DebtCon Webinar  

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti will be speaking at the D-DebtCon Webinar entitled ‘Sovereign Debt in the European Union’ on 8 September 2020 at 3.30PM CEST on ‘Debt Crises Fast and Slow’. See the Programme and Registration details.

Published on - Tuesday 1st September 2020

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COVID-19

Economy

Policy

Debt



Behaviour and Mandatory Face Masks  

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written a new entry for the Economics Observatory asking Do people change their behaviour when face masks are mandatory?

Published on - Tuesday 1st September 2020

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Economy

Lockdown



EEA Congress Covid 19 Symposium 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will be speaking at the Covid 19 Symposium on August 28th 2020 at 15.30 CEST organised by the EEA Congress and will look at future challenges for the epi-economics literature. Prof. Oriana Bandiera Prof. Oriana Bandiera will discuss the impact on lower-income countries and appropriate policy responses while Prof. Daron Acemoglu Prof. Daron Acemoglu looks at the political ramifications of the crisis.

Published on - Friday 28th August 2020

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COVID-19

Infectious Disease

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 

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 

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 

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



Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade-off Between Health and the Economy? 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease's COVID-19 Weekly Webinar on "Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade-off Between Health and the Economy?". The webinar will take place online on Thursday 6th August 2020 at 2.00pm and will be hosted by Dr. Nicholas Matheson (CITIID PI and consultant in Infectious Diseases).

Published on - Wednesday 5th August 2020

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Health

Economy



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



How Do People React To Lockdown? 

Dr. Weilong Zhang and Xiaomeng Li (MPhil Student) have just published a Special Feature on The COVID-19 Economic Research website about "Pandemic Personalities: How do People React to Lockdown?", which explores whether a persons personality traits have an effect on their response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Published on - Friday 26th June 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

UK

Personality Traits



Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘Global Disasters’ 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti has had a chapter published in CEPR's ebook "COVID-19 in Developing Economies". The chapter "Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘global disasters’: Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 Crisis" (joint with Simon Lloyd (Bank of England) and Emile Marin (PhD Candidate)) Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 24th June 2020

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COVID-19

Markets

Currency

Risks



Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade Off between Health and Economy? 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti's article entitled "Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade Off between Health and Economy?", which discusses how public health measures such as social distancing can reduce deaths by keeping the number of infected individuals from exceeding the capacity of the health care system has been featured by CNN and Trends (in Dutch).

Published on - Thursday 4th June 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Social Distancing

Health



COVID Economics Alumni Webinar Series 

Cambridge-INET and Dr. Meredith Crowley are hosting a series of public lectures for Cambridge Alumni. The sixth of these webinars "Inequalities in Education and Labour Market Outcomes Under COVID", will take place on Friday 19th June 2020, at 1.00pm and feature talks by Professor Anna Vignoles and Dr Christopher Rauh. Please see the Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar series webpage for details.

Event Date - Friday 19th June 2020

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COVID-19

Inequalities

Employment

Education



COVID Economics Alumni Webinar Series 

Cambridge-INET and Dr. Meredith Crowley are hosting a series of public lectures for Cambridge Alumni. The fifth of these webinars "How do Personal Attributes Affect an Individual's Engagement with Society Under COVID?", will take place on Friday 12th June 2020, at 1.00pm and feature talks by Dr Sriya Iyer and Dr Weilong Zhang. Please see the Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar series webpage for details.

Event Date - Friday 12th June 2020

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COVID-19

Religion

Education

Health



Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic? 

Dr Noriko Amano Patino's VOXeu article and paper (joint with Elisa Faraglia, Chryssi Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna), entitled "Who is doing new research in the time of COVID-19? Not the female economists" was quoted in the Nature article "Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic?" which looks at the unequal effects of COVID-19 on research productivity. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 29th May 2020

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COVID-19

Employment

Gender

Women in Economics



COVID Economics Alumni Webinar Series 

Cambridge-INET and Dr. Meredith Crowley are hosting a series of public lectures for Cambridge Alumni. The forth of these webinars " Integrating economics into epidemiological approaches", will take place on Friday 5th June 2020, at 1.00pm and feature talks by Dr Flavio Toxvaerd and Professor Oliver Linton. Please see the Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar series webpage for details.

Event Date - Friday 5th June 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Epidemiology



Is this the End of Globalisation? 

Dr. Ha-Joon Chang was interviewed by Matthew Taylor (Royal Society of Arts, Chief Executive) as part of the RSA special interview series "Bridges to the Future - Response to Covid-19". This series aims to assess the scale of the COVID-19 response and consider how we build effective bridges to our new future.

Published on - Tuesday 19th May 2020

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COVID-19

Globalisation

Capitalism



Perpetual Bonds are not the Best Way to Finance the European Recovery Fund 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Aitor Erce and Antonio Garcia Pascual's article "Perpetual bonds are not the best way to finance the European Recovery Fund" has been featured by VoxEU CEPR Policy Portal. This column looks at the potential gains of using European borrowing and lending as two separate policy levers, instead of financing the ERF using joint perpetual debt.

Published on - Monday 18th May 2020

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COVID-19

Debt

EU

Policy



COVID Economics Alumni Webinar Series 

Cambridge-INET and Dr. Meredith Crowley are hosting a series of public lectures for Cambridge Alumni. The third of these webinars "The Firms and Jobs Most Impacted by COVID", will take place on Friday 29th May 2020, at 1.00pm and feature talks by Dr Christopher Rauh and Dr Matthew Elliott. Please see the Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar series webpage for details.

Event Date - Friday 29th May 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Employment

Workers



Will the UK’s Free Ports Project Survive Covid-19? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the New Statesman article "Will the UK’s free ports project survive Covid-19?" which looks at the delays and possible cancellation of UK free ports project after the COVID-19 crisis.

Published on - Wednesday 13th May 2020

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COVID-19

Trade

Brexit

Freeports

Brexit Project Page >>



Covid-19 Search and Matching Workshop 

Dr Flavio Toxvaerd is presenting his research into "Social Distancing" at Session 3 of the "Covid-19 Search and Matching Workshop" on 28th May 2020, from 4.00pm - 6.15pm UK time. This online event will look at how the economics of search and matching models can be useful for understanding economic and virological aspects of the Coronavirus epidemic and is open to the public. Please register to watch the Workshop.

Event Date - Thursday 28th May 2020

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Search

Matching



Transatlantic Trade and Economic Cooperation through the Pandemic 

Dr. Meredith Crowley will join Ed Balls, Nick Macpherson, and George Osbourne to discuss Covid-19 and the next round of the UK-US Free Trade Agreement at a webinar organised by The Strand Group. Please register to watch the webinar.

Published on - Tuesday 5th May 2020

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COVID-19

Trade

Brexit

EU

Brexit Project Page >>



Who is Doing New Research in the Time of COVID-19? 

Dr. Noriko Amano-Patiño, Dr. Elisa Faraglia, Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and PhD candidate Zeina Hasna have published an article for VOXeu titled "Who is doing new research in the time of COVID-19? Not the female economists". This column suggests that the effects of lockdowns on the division of labour at home have been particularly detrimental to the research activity of women.

Published on - Monday 4th May 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Gender

Women in Economics





COVID Economics Alumni Webinar Series 

Cambridge-INET and Dr. Meredith Crowley are hosting a series of public lectures for Cambridge Alumni. The second of these webinars "Social capital, political leadership and COVID", will take place on Friday 22nd May 2020, at 1.00pm and feature talks by Professor Diane Coyle and Dr Tiago Cavalcanti. Please see the Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar series webpage for details.

Event Date - Friday 22nd May 2020

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COVID-19

Social Capital

Politics

Healthcare



COVID-19: Beyond the Virus  

Dr. Christopher Rauh has been interviewed about his research in a Naked Scientists podcast entitled "COVID-19: Beyond the Virus" which looks at the impacts of coronavirus beyond the virus: how is it hitting economies, universities and our mental wellbeing plus, researchers come up with a way out of the lockdown.

Published on - Thursday 30th April 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Employment

Workers



Is The ESM’s Pandemic Crisis Support Fit For Purpose? 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, and Aitor Erce have published an article for VOXeu titled "Maturity, Seniority and Size: Make sure the ESM’s pandemic crisis support is fit for purpose!". This column looks at the discussions around the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) credit line and if the ESM should consider waiving its seniority and engaging with countries using longer maturity structures.

Published on - Wednesday 29th April 2020

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COVID-19

EU

Eurozone

Pandemics



COVID-19 is Not World War II - William H. Janeway 

Dr. William H. Janeway's article titled "Covid 19 is not World War II" which discusses how the COVID-19 era has little in common with the US mobilization for war in the 1940s has appeared in Project Syndicate. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 28th April 2020

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COVID-19

Economic History

US



Are COVID-19 Lockdowns Distorting Inflation? 

Professor Vasco Carvalho's research on the “real time evolution” of economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic has been featured in The Economist. His research has also appeared in the University of Cambridge Research News, the El Pais Newspaper and a number of other Spanish media outlets, Read More>>

Published on - Friday 24th April 2020

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COVID-19

Financial Data

Economic Activity



COVID-19 and the Effect on Workers 

Dr. Christopher Rauh's research into The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Workers has been featured in by number of media outlets, including The Economist, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Wired, Vice, Mirage News, BBC Newsnight and University of Cambridge Research News.

Published on - Thursday 23rd April 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Employment

Workers



COVID Economics Alumni Webinar Series 

Cambridge-INET and Dr. Meredith Crowley are hosting a series of public lectures for Cambridge Alumni. The first of these webinars "Mitigating Macroeconomic Meltdown", will take place on Friday 15th May 2020, at 1.00pm and feature talks by Professor Vasco Carvalho and Professor Giancarlo Corsetti. Please see the Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar series webpage for details.

Event Date - Friday 15th May 2020

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COVID-19

Macroeconomics

Financial Data

Social Distancing



The COVID-19 Crisis Through the Lens of 1.4 Billion Transactions 

Professor Vasco Carvalho working with economists at University of Edinburgh, Imperial College and at the Spanish bank BBVA, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, studies the “real time evolution” of economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 15th April 2020

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COVID-19

Financial Data

Economic Activity



The Dollar and International Capital Flows in the COVID-19 Crisis 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, and Emile Marin have published an article for VOXeu titled "The dollar and international capital flows in the COVID-19 crisis". This column shows that in crises, the dollar tends to appreciate – especially against emerging market currencies – and dollar liquidity becomes scarce.

Published on - Friday 3rd April 2020

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COVID-19

Capital Flows

Markets

Currency



The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Workers 

Dr. Christopher Rauh (joint with former PhD student Teodora Boneva, Abi Adams-Prassl and Marta Golin) has just published two working papers looking at the economic impacts of COVID-19 on workers in the UK and US. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 2nd April 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Employment

Workers



COVID-19 Economics Rapid Response Webinar 

Cornell University is hosting a virtual event called "Integrated Economic Analysis Needed to Advance Short Term Decision-Making in the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic" on Tuesday 7th April 2020, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. This webinar will be live streamed. Dr Flavio Toxvaerd will be presenting at the event on his research into social distancing and the economics of infectious diseases.

Event Date - Tuesday 7th April 2020

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COVID-19

Infectious Diseases

Social Distancing

Global Economics



Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti joins the editorial board promoting, "Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal (CEJ)". The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) has decided to launch this new online peer-reviewed review to disseminate emerging scholarly work on the Covid-19 epidemic. CEPR have just published Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers Issue 1.

Published on - Saturday 28th March 2020

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COVID-19

Policy

Theoretical Research

Empirical



Is Panic Buying Irrational? 

Dr. Juan Block was interviewed by Lizzy Burden of The Telegraph, for the article "Is Panic Buying Irrational? Here's Why It Can Seem To Make Economic Sense", which discusses different theoretical rationale behind panic buying.

Published on - Monday 23rd March 2020

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Panic Buying

Global Economics

COVID-19



Coronavirus: Global Impact? - Seminar 

The Cambridge Enterprise and Technology Club is hosting a virtual event called "Coronavirus: Global Impact?" on Thursday 19th March 2020, from 6.00pm to 9.00pm, and will be live streamed. Dr Flavio Toxvaerd will be presenting at the seminar on his research into vaccination and infectious diseases.

Event Date - Thursday 19th March 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Infectious Diseases

Vaccinations




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