Economics of the COVID-19 pandemic

Last updated 04 June 2020

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

  • Our sister project Discover Economics is running a COVID-19 blog aimed at current and prospective students. Each post has questions for discussion and links to further resources.
  • 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
  • The Society of Professional Economics has released a series of podcasts interviewing economists about the pandemic.
  • 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 Institute for Fiscal Studies also has a podcast, hosted by Paul Johnson, looking at coronavirus's effects on the UK economy.
  • CoronaNomics is a YouTube channel featuring interviews of eminent economists, including Nobel laureates, about aspects of the pandemic. The channel is a mix of long streams and short edited clips.
  • The CORE team maintain a list of resources dedicated to teaching Economics during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The Economist have a video playlist of analysis of the pandemic, with each video around ten minutes.
  • The COVID symptom study has made their data available online. This is the largest community monitoring of COVID-19 in the world.