Covid-19

We've compiled here our suggestions for the latest research related to the coronavirus.

Are there any go-to sources that we're missing in our list of recommendations? Do you have any country- or region-specific recommendations (in English or any other language)?

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Recorded Webinar: The Economic Implications of Covid-19 with Raghuram Rajan

Princeton’s Bendheim Center for Finance hosted Raghuram Rajan on Friday, July 24st for a discussion of the economic implications of Covid-19. Princeton’s BCF is running webinars on the evolving Covid crisis, and putting up its archives online, so check out their website to register for upcoming webinars.

Covid and the Future of Microfinance with Insights from Pakistan, recommended by Prof. Caprio

What’s the future of microfinance in a post-Covid world? A group of six researchers explores the impacts of recent months on the microfinance sector in Pakistan, and recommends policies for how to help microfinance, and the people it helps, weather the storm.

“The great lockdown through the global lens of the IMF”, webinar video from Princeton

In this webinar from Princeton, Chief Economist of the IMF Gina Gopinath discusses what the lockdown looks like from the perspective of the IMF.

Ensuring that Africa has the financial resources to handle Covid-19 (podcast)

This episode from David Dollar on Dollar and Sense, the Brookings Trade Podcast, discusses the risks and possible financial resources available to African countries to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

The value of social distancing in the developed v. developing world (blog post on VoxEU)

This blog post by Mushfiq Mobarak and Zachary Barnett-Howell provides a succinct explanation of why “lockdown” has different costs and benefits in somewhere like the US versus somewhere like central Africa.

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