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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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Behaviour



Making Economic Sense of Religion 

Dr. Sriya Iyer was interviewed for The Review of Religions magazine, where they asked her about the economics of religion, why she thinks religion matters to economics, and if religion and happiness are correlated. Read More>>

Published on - Sunday 14th March 2021

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Religion

Health

Development

Women in Economics



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



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



Free School Meal Vouchers: An Opportunity to Level Nutritional Inequality? 

In her recent working paper "Nutritional Inequality: The Role of Prices, Income, and Preferences", Dr Noriko Amano-Patiño suggests that the Government should look at the options for free school meals for children in the holidays, as an initiative to level nutritional inequalities.

Published on - Thursday 29th October 2020

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Inequality

Health

Policy

Women in Economics



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



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



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 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




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