Difang Huang, 06 January 2020

In his Covid Economics paper [Issue 59, Paper 4] , Difang Huang (Monash University) uses data from the United States to show that social distancing lowered the average daily infection cases by 12%, and provides evidence that the effects are heterogeneous in an individual's income, race, education, and political belief. Here he discusses these findings with CEPR's Tim Phillips. You can find his paper here: https://cepr.org/content/covid-economics-vetted-and-real-time-papers-

Charles Wyplosz, 24 December 2020

From early March, it became clear that economists around the world, like everyone else, were mesmerised by the Covid-19 pandemic and trying to make sense of the unfolding events. This column describes how the tradition of pre-prints in physics and the medical sciences inspired the creation of CEPR's “Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers”. Beyond its contribution to a faster understanding of the pandemic, the Covid Economics experiment may help the economics profession think about how research is published.


The Centre for Economic Policy Research and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business invite you to a webinar on:

Economic Recovery in the Wake of a Global Pandemic

13 July 2020, 9AM (EDT), 2PM (BST), 3PM (CEST)

The Covid-19 pandemic has induced a deep global economic crisis. But what will the recovery look like in different geographies and what are the possible paths and pitfalls for recovery? Join the discussion with panellists Elena Carletti, Randall Kroszner and Hyun Song Shin, as they cover the critical economic questions facing the world amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9015941953018/WN_yOojs05TR123bZ8pkOkHFg


You are invited to a CEPR webinar on:

How Covid-19 affects women

Join us on Wednesday 20 May 2020
16:30-17:30 (BST, London), 17:30 - 18:30 (CST)

Renée Adams, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University and CEPR
Michèle Tertilt, University of Mannheim and CEPR

Tim Phillips, CEPR

Covid-19 is impacting men and women differently, both in health and labour outcomes. 

Compared to 'regular' recessions, which affect men’s employment more severely than women’s employment, the employment drop related to social distancing measures has a large impact on sectors with high female employment shares. In addition, closures of schools and daycare centers have massively increased child care needs, which has a particularly large impact on working mothers. What main, long-run repercussions will this have for gender equality?

On average, women comprise a smaller share of deaths from Covid-19, At the same time, women face a higher risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus, due to the fact that they constitute the majority of health care and essential workers. Is the gender difference in Covid-19 deaths across countries and US States related to gender differences in work patterns?

Join the discussion with panellists Renée Adams, Matthias Doepke and Michèle Tertilt to explore these different impacts on gender equality in more detail.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9515898768288/WN_iLQp9IEWQ6mb_wOzHBQDRA 

Charles Wyplosz, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, 11 May 2020

CEPR’s new vehicle for rapidly vetting and disseminating economic research on Covid-related issues is thriving – attracting something like six papers per day with about 40% passing the rapid, up-down vetting process. From its founding, the idea was that papers issued in Covid Economics would be submitted to professional journals after revision. Leading journals in the profession – including AER, JPE, REStud, and QJE – have accepted that appearing in Covid Economics does not constitute publication but rather is viewed as a posting in a working paper series. 


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