This page hosts links to webinars organized by various institutions.

By the Bendheim Center for Finance of Princeton University
Paul Romer offers very insigtful thoughts on how to cope with the pandemic, in particular proposing an approach less based on social distancing and more on random testing and isolation.

Olivier Blanchard focuses on the different tasks for the fiscal authorities in the different phases of contrasting the pandemic, arguing that strategies will need to be adapted as new information accrues.

Angus Deaton reviews the main insights of his analysis on the deaths of despair (with Anne Case), and explores the implications of the COVID-19 pandemics for inequality and health conditions.

Joseph Stiglitz assesses the US preparedness and policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemics, looking both at health and economic aspects.

Michael Kremer reports on the optimal incentives needed to ensure a speedy discovery and manufacturing of vaccines for the COVID-19 pandemics, both at a national and international level.

Daron Acemoglu presents the results of a SIR-type model that allows for age dependent reproduction numbers and ICU capacity constraints, showing that the Pareto frontier (in terms of deaths and lost output) improves dramatically with age-targeted containment policies. Interestingly, these results are similar to those reported by Favero et al for Italy.

Raj Chetty presents a new dataset drawing on private sector transaction data that allows analyses very disaggregated at the geographic and sectoral level, and at high frequency. The dataset is used to characterize the economic impact of the COVID-19 shock and the effects of policies intended to cushion it.

By the Initiative on Global Markets, of Chicago Booth
Jim Stock moderates a panel discussion with Andrew Atkeson, Martin Eichenbaum, Francesco Lippi, Thomas Philippon and Eric Budish. Each of the panelists had written recent papers on how to approach the problems in modeling the economic effects of COVID-19. The papers and the slides of the presentations are also available.

By The University of Pavia and EIEF
The webinar, given by Paolo Giudici and Franco Peracchi, presented econometric and statistical methods aimed at estimating, monitoring and predicting the evolution of the contagion curve of the COVID-19. The methodology has been exemplified for the countries most hit: United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and China.

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