Economists and COVID-19: Ideas, Theories and Policies During the Pandemic
This book examines and classifies different reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic from economists across the world.
With the impacts of the pandemic experienced differently in each country, specific case studies are provided to highlight how the economics profession has responded to the challenges that have emerged from COVID-19.
Key debates, such as the trade-off between health protective measures and the economic impacts of closing important sectors, are discussed, with a focus on the responses in China, the USA, Italy, France, Russia, Argentina, Brazil, India, and Palestine. This book explores the ability of economists to respond to economic and social crises, and provides insight into the ties between economic theory and economic policy in the modern world.
It will be relevant to students and researchers interested in how economists have responded to the COVID-19 and what changes it might trigger.