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Economic Guidance

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    The following articles and research papers provide an overview on the economic and business impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.


    How do I safely run my business during a pandemic?

    How much has our economy been unnecessarily burdened by not eliminating the virus in early 2020?

    How badly will this pandemic affect our global economy in the long term?

    How will our recovering economy affect marginalized people and the future we are handing to the next generation?

    We answer these questions and more in the economy and business-focused research and resources.


    Minimizing Economic Costs for COVID-19 | Alexander F. Siegenfeld and Yaneer Bar-Yam | August 6 2020

    Lowest-Cost Virus Suppression | Jacob L.L.C.C. Janssen and Yaneer Bar-Yam | February 10 2021

    Opening Up | Zvi Bar-Yam, Chen Shen, Yaneer Bar-Yam | May 1 2020

    Guidelines for Coronavirus in Business Settings | Chen Shen and Yaneer Bar-Yam | March 2 2020

    The IFR of the Diamond Princess Has Been Misreported, Best Current Value Is 2.0% | Chen Shen, Derrick Van Gennep, and Yaneer Bar-Yam | August 5 2020

    Coronavirus Guide for Supermarkets, Grocery Stores, and Pharmacies | Derrick Van Gennep, Chen Shen and Yaneer Bar-Yam | March 18 2020

    COVID-19 Employee Safety and Screening Questions for Employers | Naomi Bar-Yam, Chen Shen and Yaneer Bar-Yam | March 21 2020

    Aiming for zero COVID-19 to ensure economic growth | VoxEU

    Canada Is One Big Pandemic Response Experiment. It Proves ‘Zero COVID’ Is Best | The Tyee

    It’s Not Too Late to Crush and Contain the Coronavirus | BCG

    World Economic Outlook, October 2020: A Long and Difficult Ascent | IMF

    COVID-19: Saving thousands of lives and trillions in livelihoods | McKinsey & Company

    Countries that focused on keeping virus spread near zero got their economies moving faster than others | McKinsey & Company

    Minimizing Economic Costs for COVID-19 |

    New Zealand Inc reaps benefit of hard and fast COVID lockdown | Financial Times

    New Zealand’s COVID-19 response the best in the world, say global business leaders | The Guardian

    Here’s How to Crush the Virus Until Vaccines Arrive | The New York Times

    COVID-19 Doesn’t Need Lockdowns to Destroy Jobs | National Bureau of Economic Research

    Fear, Lockdown, and Diversion: Comparing Drivers of Pandemic Economic Decline 2020 | National Bureau of Economic Research

    Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam On Ending COVID, Vaccine Complacency And Business Responsibility | Macro Hive

    Understanding ‘Zero COVID’ and why it could work | Ibec Voices

    Lowest-cost Virus Suppression | NECSI

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