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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture slides, assignments and exercises
The CORE team maintain a list of resources dedicated to teaching Economics during the COVID-19 crisis. These include an interactive simulation of transmission of the virus across a network, comparing the economic effects of the epidemic and of mitigation.
Sara Gundersen of Valparaiso University is sharing materials from an Economics of COVID-19 course created in Autumn 2020. See her teaching case study.
"Teaching economics behind the global COVID-19 pandemic" by Chengping Zhang and Jonathan Ramse is a March 2021 paper in the International Review of Economics Education
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.
- The Office for National Statistics have also created a page with the latest data and analysis related to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the economy and society. In particular, the 'Coronavirus Roundup' may be useful for any projects you are running with students.
- The COVID symptom study has made its data available online. This is the largest community monitoring of COVID-19 in the world.
- DataUSA.io has a page dedicated to data about COVID-19 in the United States, including economic impacts, with interactive visualisers.
- The Journal of Economic Surveys has put on open access a literature review of the economics of COVID-19.