COVID-19: research work and press pieces
The health crisis unleashed by the global spread of COVID-19 has created innumerable challenges for countries all around the world. All sectors of society and economy have been shaken, from one day to the next: hospitals and the whole health sector, agriculture and food distribution, transport and trade, industrial and energy production, the sporting and cultural sectors, and financial and insurance agents.
This special issue - regularly updated - presents the research and press contributions of PSE economists since March 2020. Our researchers have initiated urgent research into the pandemic and established dedicated projects on the COVID-19. They have also made several interventions in French and overseas media.
Last updated: June 15, 2020
Mimeos and Working Papers
- COVID-19, Lockdowns and Well-Being: Evidence from Google Trends - Andrew Clark (PSE, CNRS), Abel Brodeur (University of Ottawa), Sarah Flèche (AMSE) and Nattavudh Powdthavee (Warwick Business School)
- Corona bonds, with or without Germany - Lucas Chancel (WIL)
- Modes of contagion, the spread of the virus and unidentified carriers - Louis-Marie Harpedanne (PSE, Paris 1, Banque de France)
- The optimal strategy for prevention and eradication of epidemics - Hippolyte d’Albis (PSE, CNRS) and Emmanuelle Augeraud-Véron (Université de Bordeaux)
- When to Release the Lockdown? A Wellbeing Framework for Analysing Costs and Benefits - Andrew Clark (PSE, CNRS) et al.
- The Economic Cost of COVID Lockdowns: An Out-of-Equilibrium Analysis - Antoine Mandel (PSE, Paris 1) and Vipin P. Veetil (IIT Madras)
Projects in progress on the pandemic
- Development of a “COVID” module in the Medico-economics project - Lise Rochaix (PSE, Paris 1, hospinnomics) and Luc Behaghel (PSE, INRA)
- Incentive mechanisms and the search for a vaccine against COVID-19 - Pierre-Yves Geoffard (PSE, EHESS, CNRS)
- A social distancing model with heterogeneous agents - Francis Bloch (PSE, Paris 1) and Flavio Toxvaerd (Cambridge University)
- Compensating the dead - Grégory Ponthière (UPEC, PSE), Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University) and Marie-Louise Leroux (UQAM)
- Threshold Ages for the Relation between Lifetime Entropy and Mortality Risk - Grégory Ponthière (UPEC, PSE) and Patrick Meyer (IMT Atlantique)
- Is COVID-19 uninsurable? - Catherine Bobtcheff (PSE, CNRS), David Alary (TSE) and Carole Haritchabalet (E2S UPPA, CATT)
- COVID-19, inequality, and gig economy workers - Bénédicte Apouey (PSE, CNRS), Alexandra Roulet (INSEAD), Isabelle Solal (INSEAD) and Mark Stabile (INSEAD)
- Excess mortality due to COVID-19 in French municipalities: poverty, housing conditions and labor market - Paul Brandily (PSE), Clément Brébion (CEET, LIRSA), Simon Briole (J-PAL, PSE) and Laura Khoury (NHH)
- Time for COVID parties? - Fabrice Etilé (PSE/INRAE) et Pierre-Yves Geoffard (PSE/EHESS)