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.