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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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Infectious Diseases



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 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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Infectious Diseases

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Global Economics



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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Global Economics

Infectious Diseases

Vaccinations




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