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The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of people around the world, but those in developing countries are likely to suffer the most in the face of this global crisis. At the Center for International Development (CID at Harvard), we see this as a call to action. We are responding quickly in the following ways to implement solutions:

  1. We are collecting funding information for COVID-19 specific research & sharing as a common resource in a table below; 
  2. We are distributing surveys to faculty members and emerging doctoral students across Harvard to gather information about their current work on COVID-19;
  3. We are connecting researchers, foundations, and policymakers to channel our resources most effectively to solve urgent COVID-19 challenges; and
  4. We are sharing the most up-to-date work of our experts to ensure it is reaching those who need it most.

This resource page is a work-in-progress. We are updating funding opportunities as they are made available. If you are aware of additional funding opportunities, please email us to let us know.

COVID-19 Research Funding Opportunities
Current Opportunities

This list is sourced from our friends at Innovative Poverty Action (IPA). We are also adding CID specific resources. Please let us know if you are aware of additional funding opportunities, so we can share with our community. 

Organization: UBS Optimus Foundation 
Application Link: COVID-19 Response Grants
Deadline: November 15
Funding Cap: $1,000,000
Details: UBS Optimus Foundation seeks to identify and replicate evidence-based approaches that increase the resiliency of children and youth and communities affected by the direct or indirect impacts of COVID-19. UBS Optimus Foundation will award one or more grant prizes of up to USD 1M to organization(s) that have demonstrated or are seeking to demonstrate rigorous evidence of achievement of one or more of the following outcomes through an intervention implemented in the context of COVID-19:

  • Sustained learning outcomes (literacy and numeracy), attendance rates, and access to education
  • Objectively evaluated improvement in 21st-century skills
  • Job placement and retention among youth
  • Prevention of child labor and trafficking
  • Prevention of children being separated from families due to reasons such as poverty, violence, abuse, or lack of access to basic health and education
  • Sustained maternal and child health outcomes, i.e., stable levels of antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, immunization rates, etc.; no increases in maternal mortality or mortality from malaria, pneumonia, and/or diarrhea
  • Increased local food production, improved food system governance, and participation of vulnerable groups

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Application Link: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: Open
Funding Cap: No limit 
IPA Eligible: Yes 
Details: Proposals with long-term, health equity focus on one of these four areas: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. The average grant is approximately $300,000, with a project timeline of 1-3 years. Proposals do not need to be related to COVID-19, though they can include a COVID-19 response component.

Organization:  NERC
Application Link: Support for Research on Coronavirus Outbreak
Deadline: March 2021
Funding Cap: £65,000
IPA Eligible: Yes 
Details: NERC welcomes urgency proposals related to the current Coronavirus outbreak. Proposals will need to be sensitive to social distancing and other restrictions being brought in as a result of the current situation. All COVID related urgency proposals should now be submitted to the UKRI COVID call and not to the NERC Urgency mailbox. Proposals within NERCs remit will be considered by NERC but should initially be submitted to UKRI using the UKRI form and based on the UKRI rules.

Organization: National Institutes of Health
Application Link: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program
Deadline: May 2023
Funding Cap: Unknown 
IPA Eligible: Yes 
Details: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

Organization: National Institutes of Health
Application Link: NIH Small Research Grant Program
Deadline: May 2023
Funding Cap: Unknown 
IPA Eligible: Yes 
Details: The NIH Small Research Grant Program supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. This program supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s).

Organization: Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL)
Application Link: ERG special COVID call
Deadline: Rolling
Funding Cap: N/A
IPA Eligible: No 
Details: ERGs are designed to be contracted directly with individual researchers. The individual researcher will be responsible for receiving, spending, and reporting on funds. There is typically no institutional involvement unless required, for example, to support fieldwork. In exceptional circumstances and with significant justification, contracts can be drafted with the researcher's home institution, but terms for these contracts are non-negotiable and they cannot include any home institution overhead fees.

Organization: Emergent Ventures
Application Link: Fast Grants: Non-scientific/biomedical COVID-19 projects
Deadline: Rolling
Funding Cap: $50,000
IPA Eligible: Yes
Details: This call is for non-scientific/biomedical COVID-19 projects.

Organization: IPA
Application Link: Peace and Recovery
Deadline: Rolling
Funding Cap: $50,000
IPA Eligible: Yes
Details: Due to the limited funding available, this funding will likely not fund entire randomized evaluations but is meant to support research projects with additions such as:

  • Adding a module to an existing survey in order to track COVID-19 exposure or response,
  • Adding a treatment arm that may support communities' resiliency in response to COVID-19,
  • Anonymizing, curating, and sharing already-collected data quickly so that it can be used for decision-making by the humanitarian community, or
  • “Downstream surveys" that follow up on a sample that participated in an already-completed randomized trial in order to identify whether the intervention studied has an impact on the communities' response to COVID-19.

Successful applicants will have a research team or staff that has the necessary experience to study the emergency response. As a result, interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Organization: J-PAL 
Application Link: Job and Opportunity Initiative (JOI) - Off-Cycle Proposals for COVID-19 Related Research
Deadline: Rolling 
Funding Cap: $50,000 
IPA Eligible: Yes
Details: JOI is accepting off-cycle proposals to test innovative solutions to offset the disruption of COVID-19 on people’s jobs and livelihoods on an ongoing basis. JOI will consider funding up to $50,000 for research projects across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East only. This call is open to J-PAL affiliates and all J-PAL initiative invited researchers. Applications are open on a rolling basis and will be reviewed every four weeks. Please note that we encourage any projects that do not face serious time constraints to apply to our regular RFP rounds, which occur twice a year. On a case by case basis, we may be able to review proposals more quickly, reach out for more information, and/or to direct proposals to be reviewed in our next regular RFP round.

Organization: J-PAL 
Application Link: Innovation in Government Initiative (IGI)  -  Mitigate the Spread and/or Consequences of the COVID-19
Deadline: Rolling 
Funding Cap: $25,000 
IPA Eligible: Yes
Details: IGI is immediately accepting time-sensitive, off-cycle proposals for up to US$25,000 for short-term, quick-response technical assistance and/or analysis for government partners that has the potential to mitigate the spread and/or consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries, particularly for low-income and other vulnerable communities. The IGI Co-Chairs is reviewing applications on a rolling basis starting Friday March 27 and aim to issue funding decisions within 1-1.5 weeks.

Organization: J-PAL 
Application Link: Crime and Violence Initiative (CVI) - Off-Cycle Proposals for COVID-19 Related Research
Deadline: Rolling 
Funding Cap: $50,000
IPA Eligible: Yes
Details: CVI is now accepting off-cycle proposals for time-sensitive research that tests or supports strategies for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. The recommended cap for funding is $50,000, but proposals that demonstrate a clear need for additional funding will be considered. Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

J-PAL affiliates, J-PAL postdocs, and invited researchers are eligible to apply for any type of CVI funding.

Organization: J-PAL
Application Link: South Asia’s Cash Transfers for Child Health (CaTCH)- Off-Cycle Proposals for COVID-19 Related Research
Deadline: Rolling
Funding Cap: $75,000
IPA Eligible: No
Details: CaTCH is accepting off-cycle proposal submissions for research directly related to COVID-19 that can produce quick insights for policymakers in India to inform their response to the pandemic. This may include add-on funding for existing projects to incorporate a treatment arm related to responses to COVID-19, or add-on modules related to the impact of COVID-19, particularly for maternal and child health services and outcomes. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Funding is capped at $67,500.

This call is open to J-PAL affiliates, all invited researchers for J-PAL initiatives, and graduate students advised by J-PAL affiliates. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis every 2 weeks. 

Organization: J-PAL
Application Link: DigiFI COVID-19 Off-Cycle Funding
Deadline: Rolling
Funding Cap: $250,000
IPA Eligible: Yes
Details: DigiFI is accepting off-cycle proposals for research projects (cap of $250,000 per project) that will rapidly respond to policy needs in times of COVID-19 and/or make large contributions to informing policy responses to crises. We are only accepting submissions that use randomized evaluations i.e. either add-ons to existing RCTs or new RCTs that build on existing data. Applications are open on a rolling basis and will be reviewed every couple of weeks. If a quicker response is required, please write to us and we get back to you as soon as possible.

Organization: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Application Link: Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Deadline: Rolling 
Funding Cap: Unknown
IPA Eligible: Yes
Details: This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) complements a separate National Science Foundation (NSF) DCL (NSF 20-052) that referred to the emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and expressed NSF's interest in accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to better understand how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19; to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.

Applicable to the U.S.

Organization: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Application Link: Rapid Response Research (RAPID)
Deadline: Rolling 
Funding Cap: Unknown
IPA Eligible: Yes
Details: NSF is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge. Applications should be submitted through existing funding opportunities. In addition, NSF invites researchers to use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, which allows NSF to receive and review proposals having a severe urgency with regard to the availability of or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment as well as quick-response research. 

Before you can apply to this grant, you have to be invited. Please send your idea to a program officer managing an NSF program with which the research would be aligned or to rapidcovid19@nsf.gov.


Op-Ed & Commentary


Q&A with Gautam Nair: The political dimensions of development and resource distribution
November 2020, Harvard Kennedy School
New faculty member Gautam Nair explores how inequality, politics, and business interact in the developing world to shape resource distribution and create winners and losers.

Covid-19 and the Climate Crisis are Part of the Same Battle
October 2020, The Guardian
To survive the challenges we must reinforce respect for science and nature, sensible public policy and the interconnected world. Jeffrey Frankel for The Guardian. 

The COVID Gender Gap: Why Fewer Women Are Dying
October 2020, Harvard Business School
To promote the greatest safety, public health officials should target their pandemic messaging to men differently than to women. Research by Vincent Pons and colleagues.

The Coming Equity Shortage
October 2020, Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann on how firms that manage to survive until an effective COVID-19 vaccine is available will have a bright future but weak balance sheets. Innovative new private-equity funds could provide much-needed capital – not least in emerging markets.

Zoom and Gloom
October 2020, The Economist
The transition to remote work is welcome. But it will be painful. Growth Lab research on the transition appeared in The Economist.

Inflation Is Higher Than the Numbers Say
September, 2020, New York Times
While government statistics say inflation is low, the reality is that the cost of living has risen during the pandemic, especially for poorer Americans. Alberto Cavallo contributes in the New York Times.

Why Zoom Can’t Save the World
August, 2020, Project Syndicate
Business travel, which used to represent $1.5 trillion a year – about 1.7% of world GDP – has slowed to a trickle. Ricardo Hausmann asserts the economic impact will extend far beyond lost jobs at airlines and in the hospitality industry, and a substantial decline in the transfer of knowledge.

China as Economic Bogeyman
July 2020, Project Syndicate
The objective should be to build more productive, more inclusive economies at home – not simply to outcompete China or try to undercut its economic progress. Dani Rodrik  for Project Syndicate.

Testing Is on the Brink of Paralysis. That’s Very Bad News.
July 2020, New York Times
Jonathan Zittrain for the New York Times sees Covid-19 cases surge to their highest levels in dozens of states, the nation’s testing effort is on the brink of paralysis because of widespread delays in getting back results. 

The Road to COVID-19 Enlightenment
June 30, 2020, Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann says we have yet to identify the best explanations for countries’ varying success in controlling the pandemic in Project Syndicate. But knowledge does not advance just by formulating plausible hypotheses. 

The Post-Pandemic Social Contract
June 11, 2020, Project Syndicate
While many recent proposals for reforming capitalism would substantially change the way our economies operate, they do not fundamentally alter the narrative about how market economies should work; nor do they represent a radical departure for economic policy. Dani Rodrik and Stefanie Stantcheva discuss in Project Syndicate

What Should We Be Preparing For?
May 27, 2020, Project Syndicate
Many developing countries have long maintained fuel subsidies because they are politically impossible to abandon, owing to the sticker shock that the public encounters at the pump as soon as prices are floated. But now that oil prices have reached historic lows, this problem has all but disappeared.  Rema Hanna et al. discuss the opportunity in spending subsidies on pandemic relief and the poor in a Project Syndicate op-ed. 

Spend Fossil-Fuel Subsidies on Pandemic Relief and the Poor
May 19, 2020, Project Syndicate
In today's G-minus-2 world, both the United States and China are providing bad leadership. By further weakening the internal cohesion of the world’s leading powers, the COVID-19 crisis threatens to leave the world even more rudderless, unstable, and conflict-prone. Arvind Subramanian discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on our global leadership structure in a new article for Project Syndicate.

Preventing a COVID-19 Food Crisis
May 15, 2020, Project Syndicate
The pandemic is amplifying the risk of a world-wide food-price spike, which would trigger outright crises in many developing countries. CID Affiliate Carmen Reinhart and  Rob Subbaraman urge global policy coordination to address the risk of disruptions to food supply chains in Project Syndicate. 

The Threat of Enfeebled Great Powers
May 6, 2020, Project Syndicate
In today's G-minus-2 world, both the United States and China are providing bad leadership. By further weakening the internal cohesion of the world’s leading powers, the COVID-19 crisis threatens to leave the world even more rudderless, unstable, and conflict-prone. Arvind Subramanian discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on our global leadership structure in a new article for Project Syndicate.  

Will COVID-19 Remake the World?
April 6, 2020, Project Syndicate
No one should expect the pandemic to alter – much less reverse – tendencies that were evident before the crisis. Dani Rodrik discusses the uncertain future in Project Syndicate.

Universities can be midwife to a post-pandemic education renaissance
June 2020,  Times Higher Education
Steering the innovation currently taking place in educational institutions could have major long-term benefits, says Fernando Reimers.

Restarting Under Uncertainty: Managerial Experiences from Around the World 
June 14, 2020,  Harvard Business Week
How should businesses start to design their “new normal” at this time of heightened uncertainty? Research from Raffaella Sadun et al. reveals how business leaders are adapting to the COVID threat with a survey across countries & industries.

What a successful economic recovery plan must look like 
June 16, 2020,  Wall Street Journal.  
Jason Furman  with coauthors Timothy Geithner Glenn Hubbard and Melissa S. Kearney presents a four-part plan for fixing the economy in the Wall Street Journal.  

What’s in a Recession?
June 15, 2020,  Project Syndicate
Jeffrey Frankel explores the meaning behind NBER's recent determination of the official start date for the current recession in the United States. 

Social Protection in Fragile States
June 11, 2020,  IGC Policy Brief  
Rema Hanna discusses the importance of social protection policies in addressing the economic impacts of COVID-19 in fragile states & makes suggestions on how policymakers can overcome the challenges of implementing them.

The Political Economy of Economic Policy
June 2020, Finance & Development IMF The COVID-19 pandemic strikingly illustrates the intersection of politics, economics, and other considerations. Jeffry Frieden says we should pay closer attention to the interactions between politics, economics, and other realms. 

The Long View: What COVID-19 Means for Inequality
June 4, 2020, Harvard Political Review
Director Asim Khwaja and CID Expert David Demmings quoted on the likelihood of exasperating existing inequality trends far into the future, especially in education, gender, and international development.

What Should We Be Preparing For?
May 27, 2020, Project Syndicate
Ricardo Haussman shares insights on the importance of preparation in Project Syndicate. "For humanity, this is a 'whatever it takes' moment."

What makes cities vulnerable to COVID-19? Concentrated poverty, says econ professor
May 28, 2020, KCRW
Can New York and other cities survive this pandemic? KCRW’s Warren Olney speaks with Harvard economics professor Ed Glaeser and former New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett. 

Dissecting coronavirus economic impact and recovery options
May 7, 2020, HKS Insights & Resources
David Deming, Karen Dynan, Rema Hanna, and Dani Rodrik share their policy insights on a safe economic recovery from COVID-19 with the Harvard Kennedy School. 

The Threat of Enfeebled Great Powers
May 6, 2020, Project Syndicate
Arvind Subramanian discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on our global leadership structure in a new article for Project Syndicate.  

In the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, We Must Go Big. Really, Really Big.
May 4, 2020, NYTimes
Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer co-authored an opinion piece for the NYTimes with three other economics professors about thinking and investing ambitiously in a COVID vaccine. 

Insight: Don't forget the middle class in social protections programs
April  16, 2020, Jakarta Post
CID EPoD Faculty Director Rema Hanna coauthors an op-ed on expanding social protections in Indonesia to include the middle and lower-middle class. 

Cushioning the Poor from the COVID-19 Shock
April  15, 2020
Expanding social protection to reach vulnerable people quickly must be a pillar of every country’s COVID-19 strategy. Director of EPoD Rema Hanna and Benjamin Olken discuss research in Project Syndicate.

First research findings measure COVID-19 prevalence in U.S. prisons, jails
April  6, 2020
Marcella Alsan, Crystal Yang, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care launched first detailed survey on the effects of COVID-19 on correctional facilities in the US, covering more than 320 facilities in 47 states.

Public Leadership Through Crisis Blog Series
April 2020
In a series of blog posts, Building State Capability Faculty Director Matt Andrews shares ideas for leaders questioning how they can help and what kind of leadership is required in crises.

Q&A on COVID-19 with Faculty Director Rema Hanna
March 25, 2020, EPoD
Director of EPoD Rema Hanna provides her expertise as a development economist to answer questions on the economic impacts of a pandemic, like the novel coronavirus, and the resulting effects for developing countries.

Flattening the COVID-19 Curve in Developing Countries
March 24, 2020, Project Syndicate
Ricardo Haussman proposes four measures that would help the Global South fight the pandemic and mitigate its economic fallout.


Multimedia – Podcast, Video, Event Recordings

Dean's Discussion on COVID-19: Effects in Developing Countries
July 22, 2020, Harvard Kennedy School
Four Harvard Kennedy School scholars, including faculty affiliates Rema Hanna and Eliana Carranza, offered a worrying picture of the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on developing countries and an equally daunting assessment of the medium-term outlook. 

STAT+ Conversations: A discussion with Dr. Ashish Jha
June 16, 2020, STAT+ Video
“We may be done with a pandemic, but the pandemic is not done with us,” said Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.

Post-Pandemic Order with Meghan O'Sullivan 
May 28, 2020, Out of Order Podcast
O'Sullivan discusses the coronavirus and disruptions in the global energy market, the pandemic’s effect on energy trends, the international energy transition, the state of international cooperation on energy issues, and more.

Melissa Dell On Security And Prosperity
May 28, 2020, NPR
Economist Melissa Dell was recently named this year's winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, which goes to the best economist under 40 who is working in the U.S. 

Nearing 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, U.S. Is Still 'Early In This Outbreak'
May 26, 2020, NPR
An aggressive testing, tracing & isolation program allows us to have more of our lives back without the number of deaths that we've suffered. Listen to CID Expert Ashish Jha on NPR discussing the course of the pandemic.

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu, El-Rufai, Obaseki And Others Give Frontline Account At FSDH Group Webinar Series
May 27, 2020, Nigeria Channels TV
A conversation between experts, featuring CID Director Asim I. Khwaja, shedding light on the impacts of Covid-19 in Nigeria so far and on the best path forward. 

The Briefing Room (Podcast): Coronavirus and the Economy
May 7, 2020, BBC News UK
Jeff Frankel looks at lessons from history to understand COVID-19. He spoke with BBC News UK, beginning around 11:44, discussing the possibility of a W-shaped recession and the need to gradually ease out of lockdowns.

Podcast: Former CEA Arvind Subramanian on India’s Economic Response to the Covid-19 crisis
May 6, 2020, HindustanTimes
Arvind Subramanian discusses India’s economic response to the COVID-19 crisis in his latest podcast 

Keynote: A Human-Centered Trading System
April 15, 2020, Global Solutions Summit
Dani Rodrik served as the keynote speaker for Global Table on Trade, Investment, and Growth at the Digital Global Solutions Summit advising the G20 on creating human-centered trading systems amidst COVID-19.


Lockdown Fatigue: The Diminishing Effects of Quarantines on the Spread of COVID-19
March 2021, Working Paper
Growth Lab researchers conduct an empirical analysis of the impact of Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention policies on the virus’ transmission and death toll, for a panel of 152 countries, from the start of the pandemic through December 31, 2020.

The Economic Case for Global Vaccinations: An Epidemiological Model with International Production Networks
February 2021,  Publication
This publication from Growth Lab researchers shows that the global GDP loss of not inoculating all the countries, relative to a counterfactual of global vaccinations, is higher than the cost of manufacturing and distributing vaccines globally.

Economics of Covid-19 in three sub‑Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Namibia and South Africa
February 2021,  Publication
This eBook from Ricardo Hausmann and coauthor summarises recent research on the economic effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa covering a wide array of topics focusing on the response of firms, households, governments, and international organisations.

Covid-19 in Morocco: Labor Market Impacts and Policy Responses
December 2020, Morocco Employment Lab with Evidence for Policy Design
The Covid-19 in Morocco: Labor Market Impacts and Policy Responses report presents an analysis of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the Moroccan economy, focusing on labor markets. 

Gender Differences in COVID-19 Attitudes and Behavior: Panel Evidence from Eight Countries 
November 2020, Research Article
CID Affiliate Vincent Pons new research calls for gender-based public health policies and communication in the public health response to COVID-19. 

Projecting Unemployment Durations: A Factor-Flows Simulation Approach With Application to the COVID-19 Recession 
September 2020, Working Paper
CID Affiliate Gabriel Chodorow-Reich and John Coglianese propose a three-step factor-flows simulation-based approach to forecast the duration distribution of unemployment.

Horrible Trade-offs in a Pandemic: Lockdowns, Transfers, Fiscal Space, and Compliance
August 2020, The Growth Lab
In this paper, Ricardo Hausmann and Ulrich Schetter develop a heterogeneous agent general equilibrium framework to analyze optimal joint policies of a lockdown and transfer payments in times of a pandemic. 

Trust in State and Nonstate Actors: Evidence from Dispute Resolution in Pakistan
July 2020, The University of Chicago
Asim Khwaja et al. find that (truthful) information about reduced delays in state courts in rural Pakistan leads to citizens reporting higher likelihood of using them. This paper investigates whether information about improved public services can help build trust in state institutions and move people away from nonstate actors. 

Messages on COVID-19 Prevention in India Increased Symptoms Reporting and Adherence to Preventive Behaviors Among 25 Million Recipients with Similar Effects on Non-recipient Members of Their Communities
July 2020, NBER Working Paper
During a health crises like COVID-19, individuals are inundated with health messaging. Emily Breza, Marcella Alsan, et al. investigate whether additional light-touch messaging by a credible individual changes behavior in NBER.

Optimising SARS-CoV-2 pooled testing for low-resource settings
June 08, 2020, The Lancet
Several policy proposals to suppress severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been supporting mass individual testing in the USA and other countries. Director Asim Khwaja et al. discuss research finding that group testing offers a viable alternative. 

The EU must support the member at the centre of the COVID-19 crisis (Chapter 5)
March 18, 2020, VoxEu
Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi  publish a chapter in a new open-access book on COVID. Free to download online: Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes.

Protecting people now, helping the economy rebound later (Chapter 21)
March 18, 2020, VoxEu
James Furman  publishes a chapter in a new open-access book on COVID. Free to download online: Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes.

Toward a Global Response to COVID-19 (Education)
April 2020, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Fernando Reimers, Andreas Schleicher, Jaime Saavedra, and Saku Tuominen author an online guide of resources to support the continuity of teaching and learning during the 2019-20 COVID-19 Pandemic.  

Polarization and Public Health: Partisan Differences in Social Distancing during the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 2020, Stanford
David Yang et al. share their research on partisan differences of social distances during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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