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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

Tags:

COVID-19

Social Distancing

Policy

Vaccines


Talk: Economics and the Epidemic

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will give a virtual talk for Clare College about "Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy", on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 6.00pm. His talk will look at how economists think about disease control and contrast it with the traditional approach adopted in epidemiology and public health.

Published on: Thursday 19th November 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Epidemiology

Policy

Public Health


The End of Free Markets and Return of the State? - Book Event

Cambridge-INET and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, are holding an Online Event with Professor Diane Coyle and Martin Sandbu. Professor Coyle and Martin Sandbu have both published books exploring the economics relating to current policy questions. Join them for an enlightened conversation. The event will be chaired by Professor Michael Kenny. Please book your place on the Bennett Institute event page.

Event Date: Tuesday 24th November 2020

Tags:

Inequalities

Free Markets

Policy

State


Keynote: 2nd European Commission-JEDC Conference

TODAY Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti is delivering the keynote speech on "The exchange rate insulation puzzle" at the 2nd European Commission-JEDC conference entitled ‘Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy’. It is being held online from 5-6 November 2020. More information here: Event details

Published on: Thursday 5th November 2020

Tags:

Monetary Policy

Interest Rates

Secular Stagnation

Policy

Theme: transmission


Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou (with Ben Moll - LSE), have written a new entry for the Economics Observatory asking The Pound-of-Flesh Fallacy: Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19?. This blog looks at the possibility that whatever measures are taken to reduce the spread of coronavirus, they are unlikely to reduce the ultimate death toll.

Published on: Monday 2nd November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Policy

Women in Economics


European Economic Review Special Section

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will guest edit (co-edited with Cecile Aubert, University of Bordeaux and TSE) the European Economic Review Journal's Special Section on economics of infectious diseases and epidemics. This Section will collect accepted articles at the European Economic Review that pertain to Covid-19 and similar epidemics, and will allow for a faster average handling of submissions on this topic.

Published on: Wednesday 28th October 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Policy

Epidemics


European Commission and De Nederlandsche Bank Conference Keynotes

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti has been invited to give two keynote speeches. The first is at the 23rd Annual Research Conference of De Nederlandsche Bank, "Monetary Non-Neutrality: The Real Effects of Monetary Policy in the Short and Long Run", on the 29th October 2020 and the second is the 2nd European Commission-JEDC conference "Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy", on the 5th-6th November 2020.

Published on: Tuesday 27th October 2020

Tags:

Monetary Policy

Interest Rates

Secular Stagnation

Policy

Theme: transmission


Effect on Global Economy of Reimposed EU Lockdowns

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for Cheddar News Network on Friday 23rd October 2020, where he discussed the reimplementation of lockdowns across Europe, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the global economic impact of this.

Published on: Tuesday 20th October 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Lockdown

Policy

Social Distancing


Economic Consequences of Covid-19

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes, with Alexander Chudik (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), M. Hashem Pesaran (University of Southern California), Mehdi Raissi (IMF) and Alessandro Rebucci (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Economic Consequences of Covid-19: A Counterfactual Multi-Country Analysis".

Published on: Tuesday 20th October 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Global Economics

Recession

Policy


Pandemic Fears and Reactions

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in The Telegraph article "Fears Wet Weather Could Fuel Covid 19 Spread." and also commented on a recent No. 10 briefing where Boris Johnson shifted emphasis from blanket lockdowns to the use of regional and local measures for Science Media Centre "Expert Reaction to No. 10 Press Briefing on 30th September "

Published on: Tuesday 6th October 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Policy


What Data is Driving the UK’s New COVID-19 Restrictions?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the Independant "What is the Data Driving the UK’s New Coronavirus Restrictions?" and Daily Mail "Projection versus Reality – Experts say Britain Falls Short." in which Dr Toxvaerd claims that projections often rely ‘on behavioural assumptions that are unlikely to be borne out in practice and so the projections often look too gloomy in retrospect'.

Published on: Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Policy


COVID-19 Symposium of the EEA

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd spoke recently about ‘Future Challenges for Economic Epidemiology’ at the COVID-19 Symposium of the European Economic Association. A video of Dr. Toxvaerd's talk is available to watch on the EEA youtube channel.

Published on: Monday 7th September 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Policy


D-DebtCon Webinar

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti will be speaking at the D-DebtCon Webinar entitled ‘Sovereign Debt in the European Union’ on 8 September 2020 at 3.30PM CEST on ‘Debt Crises Fast and Slow’. See the Programme and Registration details.

Published on: Tuesday 1st September 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Economy

Policy

Debt


EEA Congress Covid 19 Symposium

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will be speaking at the Covid 19 Symposium on August 28th 2020 at 15.30 CEST organised by the EEA Congress and will look at future challenges for the epi-economics literature. Prof. Oriana Bandiera Prof. Oriana Bandiera will discuss the impact on lower-income countries and appropriate policy responses while Prof. Daron Acemoglu Prof. Daron Acemoglu looks at the political ramifications of the crisis.

Published on: Friday 28th August 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Policy


Production Network Analysis and COVID-19 Policy

Professor Vasco Carvalho and Professor Andrea Galeotti (London Business School) have published an article for Economics Observatory on "How Can Production Network Analysis Inform Policy on COVID-19?". This article looks at how production network analysis can provide insights into the effects of imposing and lifting lockdowns, which in turn can lead to policies to support recovery.

Published on: Tuesday 25th August 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Networks

Policy

Production Networks

Theme: none


The Heterogeneous Transmission of ECB Policies in a Post-COVID Europe

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Joao B. Duarte (Nova School of Business and Economics) and Samuel Mann (IMF) have published an article for VOXeu titled "The Heterogeneous Transmission of ECB Policies: Lessons for a Post-COVID Europe". This column suggests that the disruption to market integration brought about by the COVID-19 crisis may create further challenges to conducting monetary policy in the euro area.

Published on: Friday 7th August 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Policy

Europe

Heterogeneity

Theme: transmission


Perpetual Bonds are not the Best Way to Finance the European Recovery Fund

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Aitor Erce and Antonio Garcia Pascual's article "Perpetual bonds are not the best way to finance the European Recovery Fund" has been featured by VoxEU CEPR Policy Portal. This column looks at the potential gains of using European borrowing and lending as two separate policy levers, instead of financing the ERF using joint perpetual debt.

Published on: Monday 18th May 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Debt

EU

Policy

Theme: transmission


Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti joins the editorial board promoting, "Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal (CEJ)". The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) has decided to launch this new online peer-reviewed review to disseminate emerging scholarly work on the Covid-19 epidemic. CEPR have just published Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers Issue 1.

Published on: Saturday 28th March 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Policy

Theoretical Research

Empirical


Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies: Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Join Shanta Deverajan (Georgetown University and former acting Chief Economist at the World Bank), Adeel Malik (Oxford University) and Kamiar Mohaddes (University of Cambridge) as they discuss their recent work published in the new Oxford University Press volume Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies, edited by Kamiar Mohaddes (University of Cambridge), Jeffrey B. Nugent (University of Southern California) and Hoda Selim (International Monetary Fund).

Event Date: Tuesday 5th November 2019

Tags:

Institutions

Macroeconomics

Policy

Resource-Rich


Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's edited volume "Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies", joint with Jeffrey B. Nugent (University of Southern California) and Hoda Selim (International Monetary Fund), has just been published by Oxford University Press.

Published on: Friday 31st May 2019

Tags:

Institutions

Macroeconomics

Policy

Resource-Rich


Persistent Output Gaps: Causes and Policy Remedies Workshop

3rd - 4th September 2015 at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. The invited speakers are Gauti Eggerston (Brown), Bob Hall (Stanford) and Alp Simpsek (MIT)

Event Date: Thursday 3rd September 2015

Tags:

Policy

Theme: transmission


Economics and Policy in a Historical Mirror: The 'Thirties and the Noughties'

A debate around the latest book by Professor Barry Eichengreen. 15th April 2015 - King's, College, Cambridge.

Event Date: Wednesday 15th April 2015

Tags:

Policy

Economic History

Theme: none


Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti to give three Public Lectures on "International Economics"

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will deliver three public lectures in "International Economics" at the University of Nottingham on Wednesday 25th March - Thursday 26th March 2015.

Published on: Sunday 1st March 2015

Tags:

International Economics

Monetary Policy

Economy

Policy


Understanding Financial Markets Event, at the British Academy

Understanding Financial Markets: Professor Maureen O'Hara (Cornell) and Elroy Dimson (Judge Business School) will give talks on "Understanding Financial Markets: Research, Practice and Policy" at the British Academy, London on 30th April 2014, from 6.30 - 8.00 pm.

Event Date: Wednesday 7th May 2014

Tags:

Financial Markets

Policy

Theme: empirical