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Why rich countries are reluctant to part with surplus vaccine in favour of the poor 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for the daily Russian newspaper Izvestia, that looks at the inequality of the worldwide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 23rd September 2021

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COVID-19

Inequality

Vaccines

Surplus



Covid-19 Vaccinations Boost the Global Economy, but May Not Cure It Alone 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for The Wall Street Journal on how the vaccine roll out and Delta variant are effecting the global recovery. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 20th September 2021

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COVID-19

Growth

Vaccines

Delta



How important is international cooperation in the vaccine rollout? 

In this Economics Observatory article, Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains that international cooperation of vaccine rollout is crucial, and asks how well are we doing? Read More>>

Published on - Friday 20th August 2021

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Policy

Vaccines

International



Does COVID-19 change the value of vaccines? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains in the Economics Observatory, vaccines should be valued higher than treatments, because with communicable diseases they reduce the likelihood of people becoming seriously ill. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 17th August 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Vaccines

Value



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



Will Vaccine Passports Encourage the Young to get Vaccinated? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for the i Newspaper, on the effectiveness of giving young people incentives to vaccinate. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 2nd August 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Vaccines

Pandemics



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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COVID-19

Vaccines

Lockdown

Social Distancing



Can Incentives Encourage People to get Vaccinated? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd spoke to the BBC World Service about vaccine apathy and the hesitation amongst some members of the public to get vaccinated. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 16th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Incentives

Vaccine Hesitancy



Competition or Cooperation? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has contributed to a piece on vaccines for the first edition of the Economics Observatory's ECO Magazine. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 14th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Nationalism

Epidemiology



Should the Government still Ease Restrictions? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the BBC News on the proposed easing of UK restrictions in June. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 7th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Restrictions

UK



Britain Fears a 3rd COVID-19 Wave 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for National Danish Radio’s Orientation programme about the impending easing of restrictions in the U.K. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 4th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Recovery

UK



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



‘Optimistic’ Public More Likely to Shun Surge Testing, Despite Indian Variant Growth 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by The Telegraph about public confidence in the vaccine roll out and the use of PCR test kits. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 25th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Testing

Public



Vaccine Roll Out and Post-Covid-19 Recovery 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by BBC Scotland News for their COVID-19 Special. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 24th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Recovery

Epidemiology



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



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



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



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




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