Research Hub: Coronavirus

Highlights of media coverage of our academics' COVID-19 research and expertise.

BBC. Business Daily

Dr Hans Sievertsen spoke on Business Daily about "The long shadow of Covid on kids' education."

21 July 2021


Financial Times. Why the UK inflation risk after lockdown is hard to assess [Behind a paywall]

Professor Richard Davies

15 March 2021


Times Radio. Aasmah Mir and Stig Abell with Times Radio Breakfast

Professor Richard Davies discusses the upcoming Budget.

1 March 2021


CNN International. Newsroom

Professor Simon Burgess discusses learning loss and the potential future impact on the economy and lifetime earnings for current School pupils. He also discusses policy solutions to tackle the problem including tutoring programmes.

25 February 2021


Financial Times. The hard lessons of home schooling [Behind a paywall]

Professor Simon Burgess and Dr Hans Sievertsen.

19 February 2021


Sky News. COVID-19 has hit exam years hardest - but students need not be a 'lost generation', study finds

Report on ImpactEd’s report on the impact of COVID-19 on pupils in England co-authored by Dr Babak Somekh.

8 February 2021


The Guardian. 'They are scared to try new things': how is home school impacting young children?

Professor Simon Burgess

6 February 2021


talkRADIO. The Mark Dolan Show (@ 6:08pm)

Professor Simon Burgess discusses learning loss and the potential future impact on the economy and lifetime earnings for current School pupils. He also discusses policy solutions to tackle the problem including tutoring programmes.

1 February 2021


RCPCH Insight - Medium. How can we help children and young people recover from disrupted education?

Professor Simon Burgess.

28 January 2021


The Telegraph. ‘Army of tutors needed’ to ease damage of lost school learning [Behind a paywall]

Professor Simon Burgess.

9 January 2021


BBC Radio 5 Live. Wake Up To Money.

Professor Simon Burgess discusses learning loss due to the  COVID-19 pandemic.

7 January 2021


The Guardian. Children in poorer areas of England missing more schooling – study 

Professor Simon Burgess.

30 October 2020


BBC News. Coronavirus: Lost school time 'will hurt economy for 65 years' - study

Professor Simon Burgess.

24 July 2020


The Independent. School closures will hit UK productivity for years, experts warn

Professor Simon Burgess.

24 July 2020


The Daily Mail. Coronavirus school closures could hit pupils' earnings for the next FIFTY years, report says

Professor Simon Burgess.

24 July 2020


New York Times. Should 5-Year-Olds Start School This Year?

Dr Hans Sievertsen.

23 July 2020


The Economist. Downturns tend to reduce gender inequality. Not under covid-19. [Behind a paywall]

Professor Sarah Smith.

6 June 2020


News-24.fr. Les femmes sur le marché du travail – Les ralentissements ont tendance à réduire les inégalités entre les sexes. Pas sous covid-19 

Professor Sarah Smith.

2 June 2020


The Times. School closures have put an entire generation at a huge disadvantage [Behind a paywall] also available on the IFS website 

Professor Simon Burgess.

25 May 2020


BBC Radio 4. The Briefing Room The Inequalities of Lockdown

Professor Simon Burgess contributes to a BBC Radio 4 documentary examining which jobs have been lost, whose health is more at risk and whose education is most likely to suffer. And which asks if the lockdown will increase inequality? And if it does, how might a government reverse that trend once normal life is resumed?

11 April 2020

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.

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