A virus hits the labour markets: the economics of COVID-19


As the COVID-19-Crisis spreads across the globe, many of us are asking what damages the virus and its counter measures will have on our jobs. What are the implications for labour markets? In this webinar we discuss evidence from the United States and beyond. Del Rio-Chanona and Prof Pobertson, Both labour markets experts, guide us through the effects of the current crisis on the world of work. They shed light on different sectors and various jobs in the economy and discuss recent evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. labour market and on policies to mitigate the consequences.


Maria del Rio-Chanona

Research Fellow @ Complexity Science Hub

Raymond Robertson

Director @ Mosbacher Institute for Trade Economics and Public Policy