Op-ed in Svenska Dagbladet: Sweden needs more tests
In an op-ed in Svenska Dagbladet, Herman Holm (psychiatry) and network member Daniel Spiro (economics) outline society’s broad needs for testing. They mention four aspects of the crisis that can be alleviated by extensive testing: medical, mental health, economic, and information-based decision-making. Taking these aspects into account the conclusion is that Sweden’s current ambition of 100 000 tests per week needs to be increased manifold.
Basic reproduction numbers, effective reproduction numbers and herd immunity
Professor of mathematical statistics and SSE-CERN member Tom Britton gives a Zoom webinar this afternoon explaining why the disease-induced herd immunity level is smaller than the classical herd immunity level.
Addressing the Covid-19 Pandemic in Eastern Europe
The FREE Network is delighted to invite you to a webinar to share insights and knowledge about how countries around the Baltic Sea, in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus have fared in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Call For Papers – Special Issue on Pandemic Politics
Perspectives on Politics invites political scientists, irrespective of subfield, to submit papers related to issues raised by the coronavirus crisis for potential inclusion in a special issue on “Pandemic Politics.”
The State of the Union conference: “Europe: Managing the COVID-19 Crisis”
The State of the Union Secretariat live-streams this year's special online edition of the conference: “Europe: Managing the COVID-19 Crisis”, this coming Friday on 8 May.
JPubEc call for papers
The Journal of Public Economics is excited to announce a new fast-track procedure to help researchers publish their articles on COVID-19 related subjects that fall under the broad definition of public economics.
IZA grants for Corona-related projects
IZA invites proposals for original research projects (each funded with up to EUR 125,000) that strengthen the collaboration between IZA's global network and local teams. Deadline: May 31, 2020.
Comparison of Nordic countries
There is much discussion about the different policy responses in the Nordic countries and the resulting economic impact. Finnish public service YLE has put together an article (in Swedish) summarizing available data for the Nordic countries.
SITE/LSE Covid-19 webinar April 22
SITE at Stockholm School of Economics and the LSE Institute of Global Affairs organizes a webinar with leading scholars about early lessons from Sweden's approach to COVID-19 on April 22.
Article in Aftenposten
SSE-CERN network members publish an article in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten arguing that mass testing has large potential economic benefits.