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Our Coronavirus Research and Commentary

Faculty from the Department of Economics are engaging with the economic and social issues raised by the coronavirus pandemic through their research.

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Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on India’s Rural Youth: Evidence from a Panel Survey and an ExperimentLink opens in a new window (July 2022)

Bhaskar Chakravorty, Clement Imbert and colleagues present evidence on the short and long-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis on
India’s rural youth. They find that a third of respondents who were in salaried jobs pre-lockdown lost their jobs, and half of those who worked out of state returned home shortly after the lockdown.

The Hubei lockdown and its global impacts via supply chainsLink opens in a new window (February 2022)

In new research published in the Review of International Economics, PhD student Qianxue Zhang demonstrates how the coronavirus lockdown in China’s Hubei province impacted economies across the world, highlighting the importance of China’s role in global supply chains.

Pandemic pressures and public health care: Evidence from England (January 2022)

Professor Thiemo Fetzer (University of Warwick) and Dr Christopher Rauh (University of Cambridge) assess the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the health care system in England. They document significant adverse knock-on effects on the accessibility and quality of non-Covid-related care.

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