Makro-Pic Seminar: Economics of the Covid-19 Epidemic

Lecture number: 800991
Block Seminar: Friday, January 15th, and Saturday, January 16th, 2020
Location: pending (the seminar may take place on digital platforms)
Kickoff Meeting: November, 9th, 2020, 2pm, (digitally, see studip)
Application until November, 15th, 2020
Flex Now Registration: November 15th -- 30th, 2020
Essay submission: until January 4th, 2020, 9am
Seminar Info: info
Supervision: Dr Ana Abeliansky: email   Viacheslav Yakubenko: email
Course material for participants is available at the course material webpage

(Tentative List of) Themes

1. Projecting the Spread of COVID-19 for Germany

Reference: Donsimoni, J. R., Glawion, R., Plachter, B., and Wälde, K. (2020). Projecting the spread of COVID-19 for Germany. German Economic Review, 21(2), 181-216.

2. What will be the Economic Impact of Covid-19 in the US? Rough Estimates of Disease Scenarios

Reference: Atkeson, A. (2020). What will be the economic impact of covid-19 in the US? rough estimates of disease scenarios (No. w26867). National Bureau of Economic Research..

3. Implications of Heterogeneous Sir Models for Analyses of Covid-19

Reference: Ellison, Glenn. Implications of heterogeneous sir models for analyses of covid-19. No. w27373. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2020.

4. Estimating and Simulating a SIRD Model of COVID-19 for Many Countries, States, and Cities

Reference: Fernandez-Villaverde, J., and Jones, C. I. (2020). Estimating and Simulating a SIRD Model of COVID-19 for Many Countries, States, and Cities (No. w27128). National Bureau of Economic Research.

5. A Multi-risk SIR Model with Optimally Targeted Lockdown

Reference: Acemoglu, D., Chernozhukov, V., Werning, I., and Whinston, M. D. (2020). A multi-risk SIR model with optimally targeted lockdown (No. w27102). National Bureau of Economic Research.

6. The Macroeconomics of Epidemics

Reference: Eichenbaum, M. S., Rebelo, S., and Trabandt, M. (2020). The macroeconomics of epidemics (No. w26882). National Bureau of Economic Research.

7. Internal and External Effects of Social Distancing in a Pandemic

Reference: Farboodi, M., Jarosch, G., and Shimer, R. (2020). Internal and external effects of social distancing in a pandemic (No. w27059). National Bureau of Economic Research.

8. Social Interactions in Pandemics: Fear, Altruism, and Reciprocity

Reference: Alfaro, L., Faia, E., Lamersdorf, N., & Saidi, F. (2020). Social Interactions in Pandemics: Fear, Altruism, and Reciprocity (No. w27134). National Bureau of Economic Research.

9. Determinants of Social Distancing and Economic Activity during COVID-19

Reference: Maloney, W., and Taskin, T. (2020). Determinants of social distancing and economic activity during COVID-19: A global view, World Bank Discussion Paper.

10. How did Covid-19 and Stabilization Policies Affect Spending and Employment?

Reference: Chetty, R., Friedman, J. N., Hendren, N., and Stepner, M. (2020). How did covid-19 and stabilization policies affect spending and employment? a new real-time economic tracker based on private sector data (No. w27431). National Bureau of Economic Research.

11. Social Distancing, Internet Access and Inequality

Reference: Chiou, L., and Tucker, C. (2020). Social distancing, internet access and inequality (No. w26982). National Bureau of Economic Research.

12. Which Workers Bear the Burden of Social Distancing Policies?

Reference: Mongey, S., Pilossoph, L., and Weinberg, A. (2020). Which workers bear the burden of social distancing policies? (No. w27085). National Bureau of Economic Research.

13. The Role of Women's Employment in a Pandemic Recession

Reference: Alon, T., Doepke, M., Olmstead-Rumsey, J., and Tertilt, M. (2020). This Time It's Different: The Role of Women's Employment in a Pandemic Recession (No. w27660). National Bureau of Economic Research.

14. Sheltering in Place and Domestic Violence: Evidence from Calls for Service during COVID-19

Reference: Leslie, E., and Wilson, R. (2020). Sheltering in place and domestic violence: Evidence from calls for service during COVID-19. Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming.

15. Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Self-Protecting Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reference: Papageorge, N. W., Zahn, M. V., Belot, M., van den Broek-Altenburg, E., Choi, S., Jamison, J. C., & Tripodi, E. (2020). Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Self-Protecting Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic (No. 13333). Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

16. Face Masks Considerably Reduce COVID-19 Cases in Germany: A Synthetic Control Method Approach

Reference: Mitze, T., Kosfeld, R., Rode, J., & Wälde, K. (2020). Face Masks Considerably Reduce COVID-19 Cases in Germany: A Synthetic Control Method Approach, Discussion Paper.