Keiko Ito, Kenta Ikeuchi, Chiara Criscuolo, Jonathan Timmis, Antonin Bergeaud 23 April 2020 Interconnectedness and relative position in global production networks is an important factor for modern economies. In recent years, Japanese firms have lost…

Many important considerations about tests for Covid-19 are rightly in the domain of epidemiologists, biochemists, virologists and other natural scientists. However, there are important concepts, such as the allocation of testing, for which an economic…

Jennifer Castle, Jurgen A. Doornik, David Hendry 24 April 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic spread by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is currently dominating the physical and economic wellbeing of individuals and societies all over the world.1 We have…

Editor’s note: The paper behind this column appears in the 8th issue of CEPR’s new initiative, Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers Governments around the world have responded with unprecedented measures to the spread of the…

Tatiana Didier, Federico Huneeus, Mauricio Larrain, Sergio Schmukler 24 April 2020 The COVID-19 outbreak has imposed a heavy toll on economic activity worldwide. To diminish the number of concurrently infected people and to accommodate for…