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Budget 2021: while important steps have been taken, bolder and better coordinated action is needed for a sustainable recovery Anna Valero March 2021
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LSE Festival 2021 | Many of us will return to offices - but not for the whole week Daniela Scur
March 2021
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Covid-19 and the self-employed - ten months into the crisis Jack Blundell, Stephen Machin and Maria Ventura
March 2021
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-019:
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Tags: self-employment; covid-19; shocks; labour markets; seiss; self-isolation; social insurance

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Lockdown and the social life of big cities Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Fabian Bald, Duncan Roth and Tobias Seidel
March 2021
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Tags: covid-19; geography; economic geography; cities; employment;

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Is Tokyo 2020 worth it? Christian Krekel
March 2021
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Tags: wellbeing; covid-19; growth

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Build back happier Richard Layard
March 2021
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Tags: wellbeing; public policy; covid-19

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Unequal learning and labour market losses in the crisis: consequences for social mobility Lee Elliot Major, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin February 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1748:
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JEL Classification: I24; J63; J21; J62 I24; J63; J21; J62 I24; J63; J21; J62


Tags: learning loss; labour market loss; crisis; social mobility; covid-19

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To recover from Covid and Brexit, the UK must upskill its workforce Josh De Lyon and Swati Dhingra
February 2021
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We can tackle the climate emergency and grow the economy at the same time John Van Reenen
February 2021
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Covid-19 and the Youth Labour Market. The Kids are (Probably) Alright Jonathan Wadsworth
February 2021
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Increasing support for clean innovation: a win-win-win strategy? Ralf Martin, Sam Unsworth, Anna Valero and Dennis Verhoeven
February 2021
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Tags: covid-19; policy; growth; technology; productivity; growth

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Recovering from the first Covid-19 lockdown: Economic impacts of the UK's Eat Out to Help Out scheme Nicolás González-Pampillón, Gonzalo Nunez-Chaim and Katharina Ziegler February 2021
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Tags: consumption subsidy; covid-19; difference-in-differences; footfall; job posts

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Prices and inflation in the UK - A new dataset Richard Davies
February 2021
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JEL Classification: E12; E31; E32; E51; E52; E58


Tags: eu referendum; covid-19; consumer prices; inflation

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Prices and inflation in a pandemic - a micro data approach Richard Davies
February 2021
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-017:
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Tags: covid-19; inflation; firm size; price changes

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Further school closures mean bleak prospects for the young Lee Elliot Major and Andrew Eyles
January 2021
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A major wave of UK business closures by April 2021? The scale of the problem and what can be done Peter Lambert and John Van Reenen January 2021
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The economic cost of Covid-19's mental health crisis Richard Layard
January 2021
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New incentives for businesses to train their employees are needed for economic recovery from COVID-19 Jiaqi Li, Anna Valero and Guglielmo Ventura January 2021
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The impact of Covid-19 on technology adoption Anna Valero and John Van Reenen
January 2021
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What happened when parents lost their jobs during lockdown? Claudia Hupkau, Ingo Isphording, Stephen Machin and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela December 2020
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Why urgent support is needed to address UK skills deficit Guglielmo Ventura
December 2020
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Labour market shocks during the Covid-19 pandemic: inequalities and child outcomes Claudia Hupkau, Ingo Isphording, Stephen Machin and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela December 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-015:
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Tags: covid-19; inequalities; labour markets; negative earnings

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Innovation for a strong and sustainable recovery Ralf Martin, Sam Unsworth, Anna Valero and Dennis Verhoeven
December 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-014:
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Tags: covid-19; productivity; technological change; uk economy; climate change; net zero; innovation; r&d

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Covid-19 and changing crime trends in England and Wales Tom Kirchmaier and Carmen Villa-Llera
December 2020
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Lockdown shows us it is not work that attracts us to big cities - but the social life Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Fabian Bald, Duncan Roth and Tobias Seidel December 2020
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Tags: covid-19; geography; economic geography; cities; employment;

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Quality of life in a dynamic spatial model Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Fabian Bald, Duncan Roth and Tobias Seidel
December 2020
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JEL Classification: J2; J3; R2; R3; R5


Tags: covid-19; dynamic; housing; migration; rents; pollution; productivity; spatial equilibrium; quality of life; wages; welfare; economic geography; productivity; wages; wellbeing

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COVID-19 has disrupted businesses' ability to prepare for Brexit, but the lack of clarity on the UK-EU relationship is worse Josh De Lyon, Swati Dhingra and Edoardo Tolva December 2020
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Long-Term Unemployment and the Covid Downturn Jonathan Wadsworth
November 2020
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Work, care, and gender across UK lockdowns Claudia Hupkau and Barbara Petrongolo
November 2020
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Tags: covid-19; gender; wellbeing; equality; labour; labor; labour markets; labor markets

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Pandemics, global supply chains and local labor demand: evidence from 100 million posted jobs in China Hanming Fang, Chunmian Ge, Hanwei Huang and Hongbin Li November 2020
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Tags: covid-19; labor demand; global supply chains; trade; china; employment

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Changing patterns of domestic abuse during Covid-19 lockdown Ria Ivandic, Tom Kirchmaier and Ben Linton
November 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1729:
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JEL Classification: J12


Tags: crime; covid-19; lockdown; domestic abuse; domestic violence

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1 Million Missing Immigrants (And 1.2 Million More UK-Born) Jonathan Wadsworth
November 2020
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Tags: immigration; covid-19; labour markets; labor markets; labour; labor

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How lockdowns have reversed traditional gender roles in some UK households and further entrenched them in others Claudia Hupkau and Barbara Petrongolo November 2020
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Who's being made redundant during COVID? Who is staying at work. And is it any different from usual? Jonathan Wadsworth
November 2020
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Covid-19 and the self-employed: six months into the crisis Jack Blundell, Stephen Machin and Maria Ventura
November 2020
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Schools and England's second lockdown: further closures would have adverse effects on children and a wider effect on family life Jo Blanden and Sandra McNally November 2020
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COVID-19 and social mobility: the public support key policies that will help limit widening inequalities in employment and education Lee Elliot Major, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin November 2020
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The government's furlough scheme has almost certainly helped prevent a large rise in unemployment over COVID-19 (so far) Jonathan Wadsworth November 2020
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Redundancies and the labour market under Covid. Has furlough helped? And other related things you may have missed Jonathan Wadsworth November 2020
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Denied jobs and schooling, 'Generation COVID' faces a struggle to catch up Lee Elliot Major, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
October 2020
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COVID has forced many firms to innovate, with possible lasting impacts Capucine Riom and Anna Valero
October 2020
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Generation COVID: emerging work and education inequalities Lee Elliot Major, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
October 2020
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Tags: covid-19; social mobility survey; work inequalities; education inequalities

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Monetary financing: why the government should not be worrying about the deficit Alan Manning
October 2020
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Jobs for a strong and sustainable recovery from Covid-19 Pia Andres, Giorgia Cecchinato, Penny Mealy, Charlotte Taylor, Sam Unsworth and Anna Valero October 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-010:
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Tags: covid-19; sustainable recovery; investment; net zero greenhouse emissions; jobs; employment

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Work, care and gender during the Covid-19 crisis Claudia Hupkau and Barbara Petrongolo
October 2020
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JEL Classification: J13; J16; J22; J31


Tags: covid-19; gender gaps; home production

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Partial lockdown and the spread of Covid-19: lessons from the Italian case Paolo Naticchioni, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Edoardo di Porto October 2020
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JEL Classification: J18; I18


Tags: covid-19; lockdown; essential sectors

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Taking a wellbeing-years approach to policy choice Andrew E. Clark, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Christian Krekel, Richard Layard and Gus O'Donnell September 2020
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City of dreams no more: COVID-19 in urban India Shania Bhalotia, Swati Dhingra and Fjolla Kondirolli
September 2020
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A no-deal Brexit may still be more costly than COVID-19 Thomas Sampson
September 2020
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How do globalisation and pandemics interact? Surprising insights from a new model Pol Antràs, Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg September 2020
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UK Labour Market Under COVID Part 3: Layoffs, Hiring & Wages Jonathan Wadsworth
September 2020
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What's Happening to the Labour Market under COVID-19? Part 2 Jonathan Wadsworth
September 2020
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What’s Happening to the UK Labour Market under COVID-19? Looking for signs of excess and what it shows (so far). Part 1 Jonathan Wadsworth September 2020
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Employment and Covid-19 Sandra McNally
September 2020
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The crisis and job guarantees in urban India Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
September 2020
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JEL Classification: J46; J68; L52; P25


Tags: job guarantee; india; urban labour markets; job vignettes; covid-19

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The business response to Covid-19: the CEP-CBI survey on technology adoption Capucine Riom and Anna Valero
September 2020
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Tags: covid-19; business performance; innovation; cbi; uk

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Are happier people more compliant? Global evidence from three large-scale surveys during Covid-19 lockdowns Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Daisy Fancourt, Christian Krekel and Sarah Swanke September 2020
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JEL Classification: D91; I12; I31


Tags: covid-19; happiness; lockdown compliance; mood maintenance; pro-sociality; risk avoidance

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City of dreams no more: the impact of Covid-19 on urban workers in India Shania Bhalotia, Swati Dhingra and Fjolla Kondirolli
September 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-008:
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Tags: india; urban workers; cities; growth; covid-19

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Parental well-being in times of Covid-19 in Germany Mathias Huebener, Nico A. Siegel, C. Katharina Spiess, Gert G. Wagner and Sevrin Waights August 2020
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JEL Classification: D1; H12; H75; I2


Tags: well-being; covid-19; corona virus; day care closures; school closures; compass; soep

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Urban density and Covid-19 Felipe Carozzi, Sandro Provenzano and Sefi Roth
August 2020
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JEL Classification: I12; R12


Tags: covid-19; density

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What can previous recessions tell us about the Covid-19 downturn? Brian Bell, Mihai Codreanu and Stephen Machin
August 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-007:
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Tags: labour markets; recessions; seiss; covid-19; employment

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Covid-19 and Brexit: Real-time updates on business performance in the United Kingdom Josh De Lyon and Swati Dhingra
July 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-006:
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Tags: brexit; economic downturn; business performance; cbi; uk; covid-19

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In brief...Apprenticeships after Covid-19 Guglielmo Ventura
July 2020
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Covid-19 and the work patterns of men and women Claudia Hupkau and Barbara Petrongolo
July 2020
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Covid-19 and the future of self-employment Jack Blundell
July 2020
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Covid-19 and Brexit: contrasting sectoral effects Josh De Lyon and Swati Dhingra
July 2020
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Domestic abuse in times of quarantine Ria Ivandic and Tom Kirchmaier
July 2020
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Climate change policy: the case for a Covid-19 carbon tax Ralf Martin and John Van Reenen
July 2020
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Preserving job matches during the Covid-19 pandemic: firm-level evidence on the role of government aid Morten Bennedsen, Berthe Larsen, Ian M. Schmutte and Daniela Scur July 2020
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JEL Classification: H12; J38; J63; M54


Tags: covid-19; aid packages; firm labor responses

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Strategy, investment and policy for a strong and sustainable recovery: an action plan Nick Robins, James Rydge, Nicholas Stern, Sam Unsworth, Anna Valero and Dimitri Zenghelis July 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-005:
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Tags: covid-19; sustainable recovery; investment; productivity; infrastructure; net zero greenhouse emissions; 'building back better'; uk economy

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Economic impact of coronavirus Jack Blundell and Stephen Machin
June 2020
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How a job guarantee scheme can avoid the slide into long-term unemployment Richard Layard
May 2020
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Covid-19 and social mobility Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin
May 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-004:
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Tags: covid-19; social mobility; unemployment; tutoring; schools

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Self-employment in the Covid-19 crisis Jack Blundell and Stephen Machin
May 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-003:
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Tags: covid-19; self-employed workers; unemployment; seiss; cjrs

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Covid-19, lockdowns and well-being: evidence from Google trends Abel Brodeur, Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Nattavudh Powdthavee May 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1693:
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JEL Classification: I12; I31; J22


Tags: boredom; covid-19; loneliness; well-being

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Work, care and gender during the Covid-19 crisis Claudia Hupkau and Barbara Petrongolo
May 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-002:
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Tags: covid-19; job losses; service sector; childcare; flexible working solutions; gender; employment

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Covid-19 school shutdowns: what will they do to our children's education? Andrew Eyles, Steve Gibbons and Piero Montebruno
May 2020
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Tags: schools; school closures; covid-19; education; disadvantaged children

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The Covid-19 recession is creating a crisis of inequality Brian Bell, Nicholas Bloom and Jack Blundell
April 2020
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How the UK government should respond to the unequal local economic impacts of COVID-19 Henry G. Overman
April 2020
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Covid-19 is increasing the divide in life chances between rich and poor Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin
April 2020
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COVID-19 and wages: prepare for large cuts if you are younger and work in a small firm Brian Bell, Nick Bloom, Jack Blundell and Luigi Pistaferri April 2020
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COVID-19 and housing: while prices may fall, homes will remain unaffordable Paul Cheshire and Christian Hilber
April 2020
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COVID-19 and gender gaps: Latest evidence and lessons from the UK Claudia Hupkau and Barbara Petrongolo
April 2020
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Tags: covid-19; labour markets; labor markets; labour; labor; gender; education; childcare; uk

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When to release the lockdown: A wellbeing framework for analysing costs and benefits Andrew Clark, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Daisy Fancourt, Nancy Hey, Christian Krekel, Richard Layard and Gus O'Donnell April 2020
Paper No' CEPOP49:
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JEL Classification: D6; D61; H12; I31


Tags: covid-19; wellbeing economics; cost-benefit analysis; health policy

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New chancellor, new challenge: evaluating the coronavirus budget Thomas Sampson
March 2020
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Covid-19: We shouldn't give priority to sustaining the GDP over the wellbeing of the people Richard Layard
March 2020
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Budget 2020: will it move the economy onto a sustainable and inclusive growth path? Anna Valero
March 2020
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Tags: brexit; covid-19; public policy; budget; uk; nhs; wellbeing; environment

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Budget 2020: a bold response to coronavirus, but more must be done if it becomes widespread in the UK Thomas Sampson
March 2020
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