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The Gender Gap in Mental Health Widened by Lockdowns 

Women, the young, and the less educated have borne the brunt of mental health issues resulting from lockdowns, which has often exacerbated job and earnings losses, according to research by Dr Christopher Rauh

Published on - Friday 30th April 2021

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Gender Gap

Mental Health



Behavioural Responses to the Vaccine Rollout 

Now that the Covid vaccine rollout is in full swing, changes to our behaviour are starting to emerge. New research by Dr Toxvaerd shows how these changes are impacting how many people act in public.

Published on - Tuesday 27th April 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Behavioral Responses

Policy Responses



Recent Trends in the Aggregate Economy from a Firm Perspective Mini-Conference 

Cambridge-INET, the Centre for Macroeconomics and the Cambridge Faculty of Economics are holding a Mini Conference on the "Recent Trends in the Aggregate Economy from a Firm Perspective: What do we know?". It will take place on Tuesday 25th May 2021, 4.00pm-7.00pm BST (UK) and will be held online. See the event page for more details.

Published on - Thursday 6th May 2021

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COVID-19

New Economy

Aggregate Economy

Firm Perspective



Should Patents on Covid-19 Vaccines be Waived? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written a new article for the Economics Observatory that looks at whether the patents on Covid-19 vaccines should be waived to allow low-income countries to produce their own doses. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 14th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Patents

Inequalities



How Does the Market for Vaccines Work? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Anthony McDonnell (Center for Global Development), have written a new article for the Economics Observatory that discusses the inequalities of vaccine development. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 13th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Inequalities

Development



Will Free Access to Vaccine IP Increase Supply? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the At The Margin Podcast about The Economics of Vaccines. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 11th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Social Distancing

Nationalism



Vaccine Nationalism: Why do some countries cooperate and others go it alone? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Tony Yates (independent economist), have written a new article for the Economics Observatory that discusses ‘vaccine nationalism’. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 4th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Nationalism

Pandemic



The Trouble Does Not Come To One: What the Tragedy in India Teaches Other Countries 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the Russian newspaper Izvestia about the increase in world wide COVID-19 cases. Read More>>

Published on - Sunday 2nd May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

India

Pandemic



Lockdowns Widen the Gender Gap in Mental Health 

Dr. Christopher Rauh has published an article for VOXeu that looks at how women have suffered far more from social distancing measures than men in terms of their mental health. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 27th April 2021

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Gender Gap

Mental Health



Has the Pandemic Changed Research Culture – and is it for the better? 

Times Higher Education has quoted the research by Dr. Amano-Patiño, Dr. Faraglia, Dr. Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna, into how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inequalities for women and junior academics. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics



How Europe's Vaccine Wars Could Hinder the Fight Against COVID Variants 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for NBC News, where he spoke about the effect possible trade restrictions could have on international distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and on new variants.

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021

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COVID-19

EU

Vaccines

Epidemiology



Social Distancing: Does Voluntary or Mandated Distancing have more Economic Impact? 

New research by Professor Giancarlo Corsetti questions the assumption that voluntary social distancing has less economic impact than mandated social distancing in the current pandemic.

Published on - Monday 1st March 2021

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Recession

Infectious Diseases



Gendered Economic Impact of Coronavirus 

A new report on the gendered economic impact of the current coronvirus pandemic features Dr Christopher Rauh. It says the government risks turning the clock back on gender equality.

Published on - Tuesday 9th February 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Labour Market



Social Distancing and Supply Disruptions in a Pandemic 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give an online seminar, co-hosted by the CEPII and T3M on Thursday 8th April 2021, 2:30-4:00pm (Paris time). Read More>>

Published on - Monday 22nd March 2021

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Supply Disruptions

Pandemic



International Women's Day 2021 - Bridging the Gender Gap 

As part of International Women's Day, Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou will be a guest speaker at the University College Dublin (UCD) webinar, "Bridging the gender gap: Research and responses to COVID-19". Read More>>

Published on - Friday 5th March 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics



The Shifting Fronts in the Battle Over EU Trade Policy 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Covid-19 Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness" (joint with Alexander Chudik and Mehdi Raissi) was quoted by Martin Sandbu in his Financial Times column. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th March 2021

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COVID-19

Fiscal Support

Trade

Policy



Tax Increases to Finance “Whatever the Cost” 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by Le Figaro newspaper about his paper "Covid-19 Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness" (joint with Alexander Chudik and Mehdi Raissi) and the 2021 Budget. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th March 2021

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COVID-19

Fiscal Support

Households

Firms



Easing Lockdown Restrictions 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for BBC News Scotland, where he talked about the implications of easing the current lockdown restrictions and the differences in approach between the UK Government and Scottish Parliament, for the easing the restrictions.

Published on - Wednesday 3rd March 2021

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Social Distancing

Policy



Brexit, Covid-19, Business, and Economic Inequality 

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be speaking at two panels as part of The UK in a Changing Europe's Spotlight series. The online events will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021 and Friday 12th March 2021, from 12.00 – 1.15pm. Both are free to register and watch. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 3rd March 2021

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Brexit

COVID-19

Business

Inequality

Brexit Project Page >>



NIESR Weekly Covid-19 Tracker Using Time Series Model 

A new study co-authored by Emeritus Professor Andrew Harvey produces good forecasts of epidemics before new cases or deaths peak. Read More>>

Published on - Sunday 21st February 2021

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COVID-19

Time Series

Forecasting

Models



Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid 

Dr Meredith Crowley has contributed to a report for the Government Office for Science on Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid. Dr Crowley was part of a working group which produced the report, identifying existing evidence, and gaps in the evidence base.

Published on - Tuesday 26th January 2021

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COVID-19

Trade

UK

Women in Economics



News from the Women’s Committee - A Growing Divide 

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and Sarah Smith (University of Bristol) have written an article for the Royal Economic Society, that says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified inequalities in many areas of our life, including academic life. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 18th February 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics



Geneva Report: Fiscal Policies Must Work Together 

The 2020 Geneva Report has been published. Co-authored by Professor Giancarlo Corsetti from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, the 23rd report looks at macroeconomic and financial instability and disruptive crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy



The Faculty Addresses Brexit, post-COVID Challenges and Diversity 

As incoming chair of the Faculty of Economics Professor Leonardo Felli has faced unprecedented challenges, and his first year would be unusual year in every possible way.

Published on - Monday 14th December 2020

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COVID-19

Brexit

Diversity

Social Distancing



It’s All in the Mix: How Monetary and Fiscal Policies Can Work or Fail Together 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti is one of the speakers at the Presentation of the 23rd Geneva Report on the World Economy webinar, which is being held on 3rd March 2021, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (UK time). Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 10th February 2021

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy



Tensions Over EU Vaccine Distribution Threaten to Boil Over 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for BBC World Service's Marketplace Morning Report programme, where he spoke about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the European Union. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 28th January 2021

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COVID-19

EU

Vaccines

Epidemiology



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 

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



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



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



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



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



Testing Times: Assessments and Teaching in the Time of COVID-19  

2020 has been a year like no other. Lectures are being delivered remotely, Zoom has become a familiar fixture in supervisions, and the most recent round of gruelling Economics Tripos examinations was held online. Dr. Aytek Erdil, Director of Teaching, looks back on tough calls and thoughtful adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis unfolded.

Published on - Monday 14th December 2020

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COVID-19

Teaching

Assessment



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



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



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



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 

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 

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 

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 

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



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



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



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 

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



Economics and the Epidemic 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will give a virtual talk for Clare College about "Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy", on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 6.00pm. His talk will look 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 19th November 2020

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Policy

Public Health



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



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 

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



Lives Vs Livelihoods? The Economics of Controlling COVID-19 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd took part in a roundtable discussion "The Economics of Covid-19 Suppression Measures", which looked at the economic costs and benefits of the UK's second nation lockdown. This online event was organised by the Tony Blair Institute For Global Change and took place on Friday 6th November 2020. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 10th November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Economic Cost

Health



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? 

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



Indirect Costs of the UK’s Furlough Scheme 

Dr. Christopher Rauh was interviewed on "Wake up to Money" on "BBC Radio 5 Live" where he discussed the indirect costs to the economy of the furlough scheme from people staying at home and preventing the economy from adapting to the new normal. He also compared job retention schemes in other countries to the UK's furlough scheme. Starts at 42.20.

Published on - Thursday 29th October 2020

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COVID-19

Employment

Recovery

Workers



European Economic Review Special Section 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will guest edit (co-edited with Cecile Aubert, University of Bordeaux and TSE) the European Economic Review Journal's Special Section on economics of infectious diseases and epidemics. This Section will collect accepted articles at the European Economic Review that pertain to Covid-19 and similar epidemics, and will allow for a faster average handling of submissions on this topic. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 28th October 2020

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COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Policy

Epidemics



Impact of COVID-19 Means Global Recession will be Long Lasting 

New research by Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes suggests the global recession is likely to be long lasting, with no country escaping the impact of COVID-19 regardless of their mitigation strategy, or the effects of a new vaccine.

Published on - Wednesday 11th November 2020

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COVID-19

Global Crisis

Recession

Global Economy



Tight Race in US Election 2020 Forecast 

A new method of forecasting the US presidential race appears to show the Democrats will win the popular vote. The forecast is tight, but indicates voters have a short memory of seismic economic events over the past few years. Emeritus Professor Hashem Pesaran explains why his model would have also forecast the U.S. Presidential election of 2016 which caught many by surprise.

Published on - Friday 23rd October 2020

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US

Heterogeneity

COVID-19

US Election



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



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



Economic Impact From Covid 

New research appears to indicate women on average have taken a larger economic impact than men as a result of Covid. Dr Christopher Rauh has examined the characteristics of workers furloughed in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic, and has found that women were much more likely to be furloughed. The prohibition on working whilst furloughed has also been routinely ignored, especially by men.

Published on - Tuesday 13th October 2020

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COVID-19

Employment

Workers

Inequalities



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



The Economics of a Green Recovery 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes took part in the second of Centre for Science and Policy's (CSaP) Science, Policy & a Green Recovery Podcasts. Dr Mohaddes spoke about his two papers "A Counterfactual Economic Analysis of COVID-19 Using a Threshold Augmented Multi-Country Model" and "Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis".

Published on - Monday 19th October 2020

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COVID-19

Climate Change

Recovery

Economic Analysis



Heterogeneity and Monetary Policy after COVID-19 Mini Conference 

Cambridge-INET, the Centre for Macroeconomics and the Faculty of Economics are holding a mini conference on "Heterogeneity and Monetary Policy after COVID-19". Organised by Professor Giancarlo Corsetti and Lukas Freund, the mini conference will feature talks from Corina Boar (NYU) Benjamin Moll (LSE) and Marco Del Negro (NY Fed). It will take place on Tuesday 3rd November 2020, 2:00pm-5:00pm GMT (UK) and will be held online. See the event page for more details.

Published on - Thursday 15th October 2020

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Heterogeneity

Monetary Policy

COVID-19



Economics of Covid-19 and Brexit 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was a panelist at the UK in a Changing Europe Isolation Insight Webinar, "Economics of Covid-19 and Brexit, revisited", where the panelists discussed the economics of the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK's exit from the EU. This online event took place on 15th October 2020. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 16th October 2020

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Brexit

COVID-19

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



Pandemic Fears and Reactions 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in The Telegraph article "Fears Wet Weather Could Fuel Covid 19 Spread." and also commented on a recent No. 10 briefing where Boris Johnson shifted emphasis from blanket lockdowns to the use of regional and local measures for Science Media Centre "Expert Reaction to No. 10 Press Briefing on 30th September " Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 6th October 2020

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COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Policy





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



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 

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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