Kritische Blicke auf die Coronakrise und ihre Folgen
Kritische Blicke auf die Coronakrise und ihre Folgen

Literature review on economic aspects

A literature review of the economic aspects of COVID-19

Abel Brodeur, David Gray, Anik Islam, Suraiya Jabeen Bhuiyan: A Literature Review of the Economics of COVID-19, in: IZA DP No. 13411 (June 2020).

 

 

With their contribution, the authors aim to provide an overview of the newly published and rapidly growing literature on the economic consequences of Covid-19 and government reactions, and to summarize the findings of a very large number of studies.

In this survey they provide:

(a) an overview of the data sets used to measure social distancing and Covid-19 cases and deaths;

(b) a review of the literature on the determinants of compliance and effectiveness of social distancing;

(c) a summary of the literature on the socio-economic consequences of Covid-19 and government intervention, with a focus on labor, health, gender, discrimination and environmental aspects;

(d) a discussion of policy proposals.

Link to the PDF file of the study in the Discussion Paper Series of the IZA Institute of Labor Economics.