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COVID-19: How the Faculty Researched the Pandemic in Real Time 

Dr Flavio Toxvaerd talks about the importance of the Faculty’s research into the current and future pandemics.

Published on - Thursday 17th June 2021

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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