How economists can help us understand COVID-19's impact

A scientist holds a globe that is covered with a face mask

On October 15, the Barcelona School of Economics held an online roundtable on "The Impact of COVID-19" to formally open the 2021-21 academic year.

The roundtable was moderated by BSE Research Professor Jan Eeckhout (ICREA-UPF and BSE), and the panelists shared perspectives based on their research in four areas:

Nearly 100 BSE students, professors, researchers, alumni, and staff watched the lively discussion and submit questions to the panelists.

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The event was a reminder that economists and other social scientists have much to contribute to our understanding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on individuals and society, and that policy interventions to mitigate that impact should be informed by research.

Research on "Covid Economics" by roundtable participants

More BSE research on Covid Economics

Since the first outbreaks of coronavirus and throughout the evolution of the pandemic, BSE Affiliated Professors have been working to understand the economic and social impact of COVID-19 from a variety of fields of expertise, such as:

  • Health Economics (healthcare, public health)
  • Labor Economics (employment, gender inequality, labor markets, mobility)
  • Macroeconomics (financial crisis, fiscal policy, monetary policy)
  • Microeconomics (decision making, firm behavior)
  • Quantitative Methods (econometrics, mathematical modeling)
  • Regional Economics (government policy, transportation)

Visit the Covid Economics research collection