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New version: “An economic model of the Covid-19 pandemic with young and old agents: Behavior, testing and policies”

joint with L.Brotherhood, C. Santos and M. Tertilt (new version: April 2021, first version May 2020) This paper explores policies in epidemiological model of Covid-19 where individual’s make private social distancing decisions. Individuals differ by age, where the young have lower risk but need to earn a living (though they can telework). In equilibrium the elderly protect […]

Should top journals publish rapidly written papers on Covid-19?

This is a slightly inward-looking question at a time where many lives are at stake, but it is not an unimportant one. Publications give both incentives and – maybe more importantly – some level of accreditation. At a time where a lot of material is circulating, accreditation seems very important. Traditional economics articles tend to […]

IZA Young Labor Economist Award goes to Leah Boustan and Philipp Kircher

Outstanding research on different facets of labor economics We are pleased to announce the 2019 IZA Young Labor Economist Award. This biennial prize is awarded to outstanding labor economists whose Ph.D. was received fewer than 15 years ago. The 2019 Award goes to Leah Platt Boustan (Princeton University) for her historical research on immigration, and […]

Technological Change: New Sources, Consequences, and Impact Mitigation

ERC funded project Tech Change started in May 2019. The Consolidator Grant awarded to Philipp Kircher has started in May and will last for five year. The principal investigator, together with his team of researchers, will explore the effects of technological progress on the size and the structure of firms as well as on the workforce. They will study […]