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Effect of Covid-19 on global productivity
21 July 2020
The World Bank has published a new book on “Global Productivity: Trends, Drivers, and Policies”, edited by Alistair Dieppe, with a database covering 164 countries over 1980-2018. The book analyses the long-run trend in global productivity but covers also the potential effects of Covid-19.
What policies address both the coronavirus crisis and the climate crisis?
17 June 2020
In a new paper, network members Niko Jaakkola and Daniel Spiro with co-authors analyse policies that would jointly address the coronavirus economic crisis and the climate crisis.
Job search behaviour during Covid-19
28 May 2020
A recent report by Lena Hensvik, Thomas Le Barbanchon and Roland Rathelot shows that job search on Sweden’s largest job board Platsbanken changed markedly around the time of the outbreak of Covid 19.
Covid-19 Labor Market Monitoring
27 May 2020
A new report by Lena Hensvik and Oskar Nordström Skans contains an early assessment of the labor market impact of Covid 19 and the ensuing economic policy responses in Sweden. The report is written as part of an international Crisis Monitoring Program organized by the IZA.
Counterproductive Incentives in the Business Compensation Scheme
11 May 2020
The Norwegian government has designed a business compensation scheme to help firms avoid bankruptcies and keep operating during the corona crisis.
Covid-19 and early retirement
10 May 2020
A new working paper by Olivier Coibion, Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Michael Weber use a repeated large-scale survey of (representative) households in the Nielsen Homescan panel to characterize how labor markets are being affected by the covid-19 pandemic. There is some evidence of an effect on early retirement choices.
Gender differences in research productivity
24 April 2020
Evidence from the last months' submissions to journals suggests that there is a gender difference in the impact of the corona pandemic on research productivity.