QUESTIONS to ANSWER
- Can suppression and social distancing backfire?
- Do different strategies imply risks or threats to the democratic principles?
- Estimating the infection rate is crucial for the choice of strategy: can we put some bounds on it?
- QALY analyses to trade off policy choices.
- Can differences in elderly care organization across municipalities explain differential death rates among the elderly?
- Do countries display herding behavior in policy choices?
- What would be the optimal strategy in absence of a vaccine? And what with a short immunity period?
- What is a fair mechanism to allocate a vaccine among different countries?
- How big are current disruptions in value chains?
- Available policy options to manage the recession, during and after the pandemic.
- Forecasting economic activity: how fast can we expect retail and ervices to rebound?
- Do we see any impact in crime statistics? What types of crimes are affected?
- Are criminal networks taking over bankruptcy-riddled sectors?
- Do we see an impact of lockdown on domestic violence?
Labor market and education
- Is productivity affected by remote working? How does this interact with the availability of child care?
- What are the distributional effects of layoffs?
- How much is sick leave used, and by whom? In particular in crucial sectors?
- How does distance work affect the labor market returns to social networks?
- Is there a gender dimension to these questions?
- How are rates of infection and fatalities among teachers and their families as well as among the families of school children?
- How will quality and inequality in learning be affected by homeschooling, and by the absence of national testing? How will educational choices and labor market entry be affected?