The coronavirus crisis and its economic consequences

The coronavirus crisis and its economic consequences

What happened, why, and what were the effects of policy measures.



Based on close to real-time register data, we will document the magnitude, dynamics and socio-economic characteristics of the corona crisis and its recovery, the impact of the various government crisis measures, along with analyses of the economic recovery across individuals, families, businesses and regions. The research will be partly be descriptive (what happened?), partly designed to identify mechanisms (why did it happen?), and partly designed to evaluate effects of policies (what should we do about it?)

The project is novel in its tight linkage between independent research and real-time evidence for policy making. The project builds on cooperation between researchers and stakeholders (LO, NHO and NAV). By providing generalizable as well as more crisis-specific knowledge, we intend to contribute to informed policy making during the recovery process.