CEPR has decided to launch a new online peer-reviewed review to disseminate emerging scholarly work on the Covid-19 epidemic. Very quickly after the onset of the epidemic a large number of policy papers have been written by economic scholars, many of which have appeared on VoxEU. This has been enormously helpful to improve our understanding of policy options. The next step requires more formal investigations, based on explicit theory and/or empirical evidence. This is what Covid Economics:A Real-Time Journal (CEJ) aims to provide.

Weekly research highlights from CEPR and VoxEU.org

CEPR Discussion Papers 22 March 2020: 29 new Discussion Papers

CEPR Research Fellow Philippe Aghion and colleague Peter Howitt awarded the BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management.

A CEPR study by Elizabeth Brainerd and Mark V Siegler examines the effects of the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic on subsequent economic growth using data from a sample of US states.