CORE COVID-19 Collection

The CORE Team globally would like to express our solidarity with those afflicted medically, economically and in other ways and salutes our medical, public safety, educational and research providers in the front lines of combating the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

With the COVID-19 outbreak resulting in suspended in-class teaching at universities around the world, teachers are converting to remote teaching. To help you in this transition CORE has prepared a set of teaching and learning materials tailored for use during the COVID-19 crisis.

Over the next days and weeks, we will provide materials for remote teaching using CORE’s ebooks as well as an analysis of the COVID-19 outbreak using CORE concepts. These are available on the CORE Resources page. The CORE COVID-19 collection includes:

CORE’s The Economy Glossary (left) compared with standard Econ101 vocabulary (right)

  • The Economics of Pandemics – lecture slides by Rajiv Sethi, Barnard College and the CORE team (updated on 27 March)
    Includes external effects, social preferences, disruption of global supply chains, asset prices and more.
  • Killing COVID-19 – a video lecture by Stephen Wright, Birkbeck College, University of London, that goes through some of the key mathematics and economics concepts relating to COVID-19, together with lecture slides and the Excel spreadsheet with the model simulations.
  • CORE author Rajiv Sethi along with Danielle Allen and the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard are producing background papers and op-eds on the political economy and ethical aspects of the pandemic. Of particular interest is “Mobilizing the economy against COVID-19”.
  • Up-to-date research and statistics, with interactive visualisations, is available on the Our World in Data website.

We will update this page with more resources as we develop them, so please keep checking the page for new materials.

The CORE Team

Last updated on 27 March 2020
CORE materials published on this page are licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA license.

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