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What can ‘economics’ and ‘epidemiology’ learn from each other?

Event date
Friday, 12 February, 2021
Event time
13:00 to 17:30
Event place
Event Type
Online Event
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Please note that this event is by invitation-only. If you wish to attend, please email events [at] niesr.ac.uk 

The National Institute Economic Review vol 255 will be published in February 2021. This workshop is the second in a series of events comprising a diverse selection of original, invited-only papers, each highlighting new work conducted in current areas of research, as identified by the National Institute Economic Review Editorial Board. The aim is to promote advancements in the economic and social fields. These articles will contribute to a series of invited Special Issue collections starting from May 2021, curated by leading experts in their respective areas.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the complex relationship between epidemiological dynamics, economic decisions and government interventions, as a way to assess the health, social, and economic outcomes related to Covid-19, as researched by both economists and epidemiologists.

The event is organised by Miltos Makris (University of Kent) and Flavio Toxvaerd (University of Cambridge), who will guest edit the Special Issue in collaboration with Prasanna Gai (University of Auckland), Sayantan Ghosal (University of Glasgow) and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).



13:00 Fabrizio Adriani (Leicester University): Endogenous Social Distance and Containment Policies in Social Networks

13:40 Tony Yates (Independent Economist): The Health/Wealth Trade-off, or Lack of It, in a Pandemic in Real Time

14:20 Peter Dolton (University of Sussex, NIESR): Covid Econometric Modelling Challenges

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30 Spyros Galanis (City University): Group Testing and Social Distancing

16:10 Andrew Harvey (University of Cambridge), Paul Kattuman (University of Cambridge) and Craig Thamotheram (NIESR): Multivariate Time Series Modelling of Coronavirus

16:50 Chris Auld (University of Victoria): Early Estimates of Aggregate Behavioral Responses to COVID-19 Vaccinations

17:30 End of the workshop