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In New York City, coronavirus tests, contrary to some public perception, were actually administered more evenly across the population than income is. However, since tests were more likely to come back positive from areas with lower average income, targeting a higher proportion of tests at these areas will give a more accurate picture of incidence. Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé, Columbia University

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé and coauthors found that access to tests for coronavirus in New York City was surprisingly egalitarian: testing distribution was a good match for income distribution across the city.

Simon Evenett 13 May 2020

Taken from CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP webinar on: Covid-19: Keeping Trade Routes Open. 30 April 2020.

How long will the current Covid-led liberalisation of trade regimes towards medical products last and are their ways of encouraging countries to maintain them? Simon Evenett (University of St. Gallen and CEPR)

Swati Dhingra 13 May 2020

Taken from a CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP webinar on: Covid-19: Keeping Trade Routes Open. 30 April 2020 Although there is likely to be some move towards protectionism and domestic policies in trade, some sectors, such as services and digital and data flows are still very much multi-national affairs.

Simon Evenett 30 April 2020

Simon Evenett is co-editor of and contributor to the new Vox book COVID-19 and Trade Policy: Why Turning Inward Won't Work. Can individual countries be persuaded that if global trade standards work for them during the pandemic then there is no need to revert back to national regulations?

Richard Baldwin and Simon Evenett talk to Tim Phillips about the new Vox eBook, 'COVID-19 and Trade Policy: Why Turning Inward Won’t Work', and explain that national trade barriers in a world of internationalised manufacturing processes will make it harder for every nation to produce vital medical supplies. Insular policies will also fail to foster economic recovery, and they are a threat to the collaborative spirit that the human race will need to defeat this threat.

Richard Baldwin 29 April 2020

The key items for overcoming Covid-19, such as PPE, vaccines and antibody tests, are all the product of 'global factories'.  Richard Baldwin explains that the notion that export bans could result in more being available just doesn't make sense.

Jonathan Dingel 23 April 2020

Current circumstances have forced us into a gigantic experiment around the feasibility of working from home. Lack of proper preparation and child-care disruption are two factors that greatly impact on how successful people are finding WFH. Jonathan Dingel and coauthor Brent Neiman have written a paper on Working from Home for issue 1 of CEPR's Covid Economics Review

Jonathan Dingel 23 April 2020

People are being encouraged to work from home during the current crisis and Jonathan Dingel (Chicago University) points out that a shift towards asynchronous working between colleagues would make it possible to distribute work across a much larger geographical scope and allow for more international offshoring. Jonathan's paper (with Brent Neiman) on Working from Home, can be found in issue one of CEPR's Covid Economics Review

Jonathan Dingel 23 April 2020

Jonathan Dingel (University of Chicago) talks about his paper with Brent Neiman, for issue one of CEPR's new Covid Economics Review, in which they classify the feasibility of working at home for all occupations in the US.



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