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.
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Important economic questions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath answered by expert economists from across the discipline. Hosted by the School of Economics.
Explore the work of our academics on long term projects aimed at developing in-depth understanding of the COVID-19 crisis.
Read our academics' views on the economic impact of COVID-19 and recommendations for policy responses.
Podcasts and Videos
Watch or listen to our academics discuss how to tackle a range of economic challenges caused by the pandemic.
In the Media
Press, radio and TV coverage of our academics' analysis.
Covid-19 Research Expertise
The academic community at the School of Economics is researching across a variety topics and themes in relation to the COVID-19 crisis.
Explore our research including journal articles, reports, and working papers on COVID-19 across a range of issues.
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:
There can be no “levelling up” without education recovery by Professor Simon Burgess
COVID-19 Pandemic: One year on from the UK’s first lockdown by Vicky Jackson, School Research Manager
The Budget Statement, 2021 by Dr Arpad Abraham and Dr Hakki Yazici
Work-from-home tax, inequality, furlough: What do the experts say? Economics student, Ethan asks academics and department staff for their views on current economic issues
Negative interest rates, furlough extension, public sector debt: What do the experts say? Economics student, Ethan asks academics and department staff for their views on current economic issues
Why the UK’s Coronavirus Bailout Strategy Needs to Change by undergraduate student Alfie
The local economic impacts of COVID-19 and policy to 'level-up' the economy, by Professor Helen Simpson
Coronavirus and inequality: What does it mean for education? by first-year Philosophy and Economics student, Charlotte
Premier League Salaries during the pandemic, by third-year Economics and Politics student, Pravin
Black Lives Matter, by Professor Sarah Smith
Cummings and Goings, by Professor Sarah Smith
COVID-19, the expert economist view, by Professor Sarah Smith and Dr Hans Sievertsen
Government Vs the Markets, by Professor Sarah Smith
The COVID-19 league table, should the UK be at the top? by Professor Edmund Cannon
What do the daily death rates tell us? by Professor Sarah Smith and Dr Steven Proud
Panic in the shops of London... and the rest of the UK, by Professor Sarah Smith