Readings on Covid-19
Williams College Economics Department
The Chetty et al. "big data" Covid-19 tracker.
Data on restaurant reservations from OpenTable.
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Dashboard.
The COVID tracking project. One-stop-shop for data on deaths, cases, etc. Includes links to blogs and articles from the press.
The NBER has come out with so many Covid-19 related working paper in such a short period of time, I've given up on listing each one. Instead, here is a link to the page on the NBER website with links to all the research.
SSRN has a good Covid-19 page, with good links to other resources.
A 200-page CEPR compendium on various aspects of the pandemic.
FRBSF working paper on the long-run impact of pandemics, compared with wars.
St Louis Fed working paper, using a DSGE model in which the pandemic is modeled as a "large negative shock to the utility of consumption of contact-intensive services." (!)
Board of Governors paper on the effects of the 1918 pandemic, looking across cities at the effects of "non-pharmaceutical intervention."
This paper uses computational linguistics to figure out which firms will be hardest hit.
This paper from the U of Chicago looks at the characteristics of workers who are more/less likely to be affected by social distancing, etc.
Misinformation During a Pandemic. Sean Hannity = "treatment" and Tucker Carlson = "control"!
Sorting out the causes of the contraction, using cell phone foot traffic data from Safegraph.
This just in: estimates from Bernheim et al. on the number of cases and deaths resulting from Trump rallies.
Blogs and sites
A big collection of articles/posts on Covid-19.
Is Covid-19 Triggering a New Emerging Market Crisis? If you scroll down, you'll find lots of links to other Breugel posts on the topic.
An entire section devoted to the Covid-19 crisis.
An extensive series of posts on the topic.
The Long Run (EHS blog)
General interest articles from a "science" (as opposed to economic) perspective naturally.
International Monetary Fund
Non-technical articles and essays
A slideshow (92 slides!) from the London Business School on the economic impacts.
Short article on some financial implications: “COVID-19’s Shock on Firms’ Liquidity…,”
Ahead-of-its-time article from 2008: “Pandemic Economics…”
Virtual Macro seminar series (with many recent papers on the pandemic).
Bendheim Center for Finance (Princeton), The Economic Implications of Covid-19 webinar series.
Australian National University (ANU) has an extensive collection of research papers on macroeconomic aspects.
The World Bank's Covid-19 webinar series, focusing issues relating to development economics.
The St. Louis Fed has a great website with Covid-19 related links.
And so does the Board of Governors, with a good chronology of the Fed's various policy actions.
Economics in the Age of Covid-19, a book manuscript (already!?) by Joshua Gans. Rather superficial, IMO.
Feel free to email me with suggestions: knk1 "at" williams.edu