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Behaviour and Policy During Pandemics Workshop - Videos 

Watch videos from the Behaviour and Policy During Pandemics: Models and Methods Workshop, hosted by Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and the Isaac Newton Institute. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 3rd March 2022

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Behaviour

COVID-19

Models

Policy



Cambridge Economics Alumni Webinar Series: The power of information and its limits 

In this webinar, Dr Julia Shvets (Senior College Lecturer, Fellow of Christ’s College) explored one of the most pervasive of human biases, overconfidence at work. Then Professor Matthew Elliott (Professor of Economics, Fellow of Jesus College) illustrated how big data collected by large internet companies can be used to drastically alter competition in many markets. Read More>>

Event Date - Thursday 24th February 2022

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Markets

Behaviour

Human Biases

Big Data



Tackling Covid by talking to each other 

In the Financial Times Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd argues that we can’t tackle Covid unless economists and epidemiologists talk to each other. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 26th January 2022

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Behaviour

COVID-19

Epidemiology

Public Policy



How do antivirals affect the risks we face and the way we behave? 

Following the announcement that antiviral treatments for Covid-19 will soon be available, will this reduce people’s incentives to avoid becoming infected, lessen their readiness to practice social distancing or even discourage them from getting vaccinated. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 17th December 2021

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Antivirals

Behaviour

COVID-19

Policy



Effective COVID-19 policy is not only about public health, but also about economics 

The COVID-19 crisis has ostensibly been seen as relating to public health. However, it has also proved to be intertwined with economic and social behaviour, public health policy and economic policy. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th August 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Health

Behaviour



How do vaccines affect the risks we face and the way we behave? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written a new article for the Economics Observatory that discusses how vaccines affect the way we behave. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 3rd August 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Vaccines

Behaviour




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