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.

Centre for Evidence-Based Public Services

Improving health, education, welfare and the environment through data driven research in public services, the Centre for Evidence-Based Public Services (CEPS) is based in the School of Economics. 

Economics Observatory

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.

Coronavirus Blogs

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:

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

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