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Economics of the COVID-19 pandemic

Several organisations are creating educational resources looking at economic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. To add to this list, please email

Lecture slides, assignments and exercises

Blogs & research summaries

  • The Economics Observatory is a collective initiative by the research community to answer questions from policy-makers and the public about the economics of the COVID-19 crisis and the recovery
  • VoxEU has a section on Economics in the Time of Covid-19, with commentary articles, eBooks and podcasts.

Podcasts & interviews

  • The Society of Professional Economists has released a podcast series interviewing economists about the pandemic.
  • The Institute for Fiscal Studies also has a podcast, hosted by Paul Johnson, looking at coronavirus's effects on the UK economy.
  • CoronaNomics interviews eminent economists, including Nobel laureates, about aspects of the pandemic. The channel is a mix of long streams and short edited clips.
  • The Economist have a video playlist in which their contributors provide analysis of the pandemic. Each video is around ten minutes.
  • IZA World of Labor have a series of YouTube interviews with labour economists internationally, about the effect of the pandemic in their counties. Each is between 10 and 20 minutes.



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