Research Hub: Coronavirus
The School of Economics Coronavirus Research Hub brings together our academic community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. It features research and policy recommendations to tackle the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 on societies and economies across the world. It also includes commentary and analysis pieces intended to help students and non-specialists use insights from Economics to make sense of the current crisis.
The gender division of childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic
Head of Economics, Professor Sarah Smith, and co-author Almudena Sevilla, Professor of Economics at UCL, share their research on childcare responsibilities during lockdown.
The impact of COVID-19 on education
Professor of Economics, Simon Burgess, and Senior Lecturer Hans Sievertsen discuss schools, skills and learning, and the impact COVID-19 could have.
COVID-19 crisis response monitoring
Dr Patrick Arni outlines the impact COVID-19 is having on the labour market in Switzerland, in a contribution to a cross-country evidence hub.
The COVID-19 crisis and Educational Inequality
Professor Simon Burgess and Professor Anna Vignoles, University of Cambridge, share their research on educational inequality.
What does a university education look like without traditional lectures?
School of Economics academics Professor Alvin Birdi, Dr Christian Spielmann, and Dr Steven Proud contribute to the comparison of online and face-face university education, highlighting the innovations in HE.
Upcoming RES Webinar
Professor Helen Simpson joins the Royal Economic Society panel to discuss UK Policy responses to local economic impacts of COVID-19. The webinar takes place on 23 July 2020.
Economics provides a useful toolbox to make sense of the current pandemic, members of the School, both staff and students, have created blogs on the following topics:
Panic in the shops of London... and the rest of the UK, by Professor Sarah Smith
What do the daily death rates tell us? by Professor Sarah Smith and Dr Steven Proud
The COVID-19 league table, should the UK be at the top? by Professor Edmund Cannon
Government Vs the Markets, by Professor Sarah Smith
COVID-19, the expert economist view, by Professor Sarah Smith and Dr Hans Sievertsen
Cummings and Goings, by Professor Sarah Smith
Black Lives Matter, by Professor Sarah Smith
Premier League Salaries during the pandemic, by third-year Economics and Politics student, Pravin
Coronavirus and inequality: What does it mean for education? by first-year Philosophy and Economics student, Charlotte
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