Research Hub: Coronavirus

Below you can find the current COVID-19 research publications and working papers from our academics.


The Income and Consumption Effects of Covid-19 and the Role of Public Policy. Fiscal Studies (vol 41, issue 4, pp.805-827).

Dr Peter Spittal and Dr Suphanit Piyapromdee (University College London)

[working paper version]

Inequalities in Children's Experiences of Home Learning during the COVIDÔÇÉ19 Lockdown in England. Fiscal Studies (vol 41, issue 3, pp.653-683).

Professor Monica Costa Dias, Alison Andrew (IFS), Dr Sarah Cattan (IFS), Christine Farquharson (IFS), Lucy Kraftman (IFS), Dr Sonya Kruitkova (IFS), Angus Phimister (IFS) and Professor Almudena Sevilla (University College London)

Baby Steps: The Gender Division of Childcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Oxford Review of Economic Policy (vol 36, issue supplement 1, pp.S169–S186).

Professor Sarah Smith and Professor Almudena Sevilla (University College London) 

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Lockdown Lessons: pupil learning and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic (ImpactEd report)

Dr Babak Somekh is co-lead author on a report on the impact of COVID-19 on pupils in England, summarising findings from 62,254 pupils aged 6-18 over a seven month period.

8 February 2021

Prices and inflation in the UK - A new dataset Report (LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance report)

Professor Richard Davies has produced a report on prices and inflation in the UK between 1988 and 2020. The extended time coverage allows a comparison of historic shocks, including the ERM crisis, 2008 financial crash and 2016 EU referendum, with the Coronavirus pandemic.

5 February 2021

Prices and inflation in a pandemic - a micro data approach (LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance report)

Professor Richard Davies has produced a report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on prices and inflation.

4 February 2021

Family time use and home learning during the COVID-19 lockdown (IFS Report)

Professor Monica Costa Dias is a co-author of this analysis of some of the early data available on children’s lives during the lockdown and how home learning during the lockdown worked in practice.

21 September 2020

Balancing the Risks of Pupils Returning to Schools (DELVE Royal Society report)

Professor Simon Burgess is co-led author of a DELVE Royal Society report on schools and COVID-19.

24 July 2020

Switzerland (IZA COVID-19 crisis response monitoring report)

Dr Patrick Arni outlines the impact COVID-19 is having on the labour market in Switzerland, in a contribution to a cross-country evidence hub.

21 May 2020

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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. 

CEPS' Evidence magazine

The Pandemic edition, featuring:

  • Hours in lockdown
  • Education interrupted
  • Generation virus
  • Mapping Bristol
  • The pandemic in numbers
  • Extreme economies

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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