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COVID-19 and global stock markets: expert advice from economist Roger Farmer

It was reported this week that stock markets have suffered their worst quarter since 1987, due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Roger Farmer, from the Department of Economics, offers his expert analysis and advice to world economies

Fri 03 Apr 2020, 11:38 | Tags: Economics, Finance, Economics and Finance, coronavirus, COVID19

Trump fears economic impact of COVID-19 will wreck re-election: Dr Trevor McCrisken

This week, US President Donald Trump seemed to change his attitude towards the COVID-19 pandemic, admitting the seriousness of the situation, and the necessity of social distancing for the next few months.

Dr Trevor McCrisken, from the Department of Politics and International Studies, offers his expert perspective.

Fri 03 Apr 2020, 11:20 | Tags: USA, America, United States, coronavirus, COVID19

Expert comment - collapse of BrightHouse

"The most important question now is what happens to these credit consumers?" Dr John Morris of the Department of Politics and International Studies comments on what the collapse of BrightHouse may mean for people unable to access conventional credit but who need to make "big-ticket" purchases.

Government calls on homebuyers to delay completion - expert comment

"The completion date can be changed by agreement. Estate agents and lawyers will play an important part in this negotiation, and it is to be hoped that all parties can work together in these difficult times to find a completion date that works for all, and respects the health of others involved in the process, such as removal firms." Dr Jane Bryan comments on the call from the Government to delay home moves to help in the fight against coronavirus.

Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11:00 | Tags: Law, Faculty of Social Science, coronavirus

Government support for self-employed during COVID-19 outbreak: expert comment

The Chancellor’s is expected to announce government measures to support the self-employed during the coronavirus outbreak later today. Professor Chris Warhurst from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick comments that supporting this group of workers is more complicated than it might first appear.

Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11:37 | Tags: Research, Employment, Institute for Employment Research

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