Economics of the COVID-19 pandemic

Last updated 03 August 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

Lecture slides, assignments and exercises

Blogs & research summaries

  • 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

Podcasts & interviews

  • The Society of Professional Economics 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.