Category: COVID-19

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COVID-19

The importance of open data

How can statistics capture the current state of the economy? How can AI play a significant role in the fight against COVID?

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A refutation

A new paper refutes earlier findings that non-pharmaceutical interventions during the 1918 Spanish flu led to higher subsequent economic growth.

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A COVID vaccine will require really big spending

Brand new research by Michael Kremer and al. on how to incentivize firms to quickly develop and manufacture at large scale a COVID vaccine.

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What type of recovery?

Will it be a V-shaped or an L-shaped recovery?  What are the arguments?

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Asset price spirals and the Fed

Since the outbreak of COVID the Fed has been shoring up the financial system, is it going too far?

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Do we have to worry about inflation?

Although the yield curve for inflation-indexed bonds is not currently predicting higher inflation, there are reasons to worry.

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The impact of Covid-19 on supply chains

Global Value Chains will change: brand new research on what this change implies.

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Ready to lift the lockdowns?

When testing and tracing are only two of the policy tools for a successful reopening of the economies.

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Low oil prices in the COVID era

The sharp decline in oil prices presents governments with a dilemma: should they reduce retail prices?

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Knightian uncertainty

Can the COVID-19 induced economic uncertainty be quantified? In such an environment, can we use quantitative models to guide policy?

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