What does perhaps the biggest international crisis in a century mean for families and individuals?

"Tracking the Impact of Economic Shocks in Real-Time Transaction Data" by Stephen Hansen

Imperial author(s): Stephen Hansen

Payment data is useful to policy analysis, but the UK lags behind other major economies in collecting it.

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"Privacy, Adoption, and Truthful Reporting: A Simple Theory of Contact Tracing Applications" by Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Tarun Ramadorai, Tommaso Valletti, Ansgar Walther

Imperial author(s): Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Tarun Ramadorai, Tommaso Valletti, Ansgar Walther

Why it's important governments incentivise people to take part in track and trace.

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"Living with COVID-19: Balancing Costs Against Benefits in the Face of the Virus" by David Miles, Mike Stedman, Adrian Heald

Imperial author(s): David Miles

The costs of continuing severe restrictions in the UK are large relative to their likely benefits; more targeted measures are warranted.

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"YRISK-COVID : A Risk Taxonomy and Data Gathering Exercise to Assess Risks from COVID-19 from Micro to Macro Socioeconomic and Health Factors" by Christopher M. Cormack, Sankalp Chaturvedi

Imperial author(s): Sankalp Chaturvedi

We need to look at how people live, work, study, travel and socialise to understand their infection risk.

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"A Sticky-Price View of Hoarding: Lessons for the COVID-19 Pandemic" by Christopher Hansman, Harrison G. Hong, Aureo de Paula, Vishal Singh

Imperial author(s): Christopher Hansman

What the 2008 global rice crisis can teach us about hoarding, panic-buying and price-gouging during the current pandemic.

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