Faculty from the Department of Economics are engaging with the economic and social issues raised by the coronavirus pandemic through their research.
Dynamic impacts of lockdown on domestic violence: Evidence from multiple policy shifts in Chile (December 2021)
In this working paper, Professor Sonia Bhalotra and colleagues investigate the effects of lockdown on domestic violence in Chile. They find that instances of domestic violence increased during lockdown, yet reporting decreased. The researchers identify male job loss as a factor driving domestic violence, while female job loss is linked to decreased reporting.
A new CAGE policy report offers insight into the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the UK economy. CAGE research associates assess the challenges presented by the pandemic and the prospects for positive change, including the impact of the pandemic on the labour market, the housing market, on individual wellbeing, and on the role of London as a global financial centre.
Measuring the impact of a false negative test (November 2021)
In a new paper, Professor Thiemo Fetzer estimates the impact of an error at a COVID-19 testing lab, in which 43,000 people infected with the virus mistakenly received negative test results. The research estimates that every false negative COVID-19 case is likely to have caused between 0.6 to 1.6 additional infections in the subsequent weeks. The research was featured in The Economist.