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Economists from around the world are using real time data collection to better understand the impact the Covid-19 crisis is having on families, workers, firms and society, and how policies can help the recovery out of the crisis. Find out more about how these research teams are carrying out their projects, and what their findings are below.
Responding to the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: developing a rapid police evidence base
The proposed project provides a near real-time evidence base to inform the police approach to the apparent surge in domestic violence and abuse (DA) triggered by the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK. Police case file data from seven diverse police forces ...
Lead investigator: Katrin Hohl
Reducing the unanticipated crime harms of Covid-19 policies
The Covid-19 crisis is changing the shape of crime. Drawing on crime science, this research will inform evidence-based policy and practice. we will anticipate crime effects of prolonged, graduated or cyclical exit strategies. We will use (1) national...
Lead investigator: Graham Farrell
Covid-19: monitoring the effects of the pandemic on illicit online trade.
The pandemic has reshaped the demand for goods and services worldwide. Economic stress, the public health emergency and disinformation-driven panic have pushed customers, and vendors, towards the shadow economy. In particular, dark web marketplaces (...
Secondary Topic: Trade & supply chains
Lead investigator: Andrea Baronchelli
Covid-19 and crime in England
The Covid-19 outbreak has changed the landscape for both licit and illicit activities. This project addresses the impact of the crisis on the latter by examining its effect on crime and criminal outcomes in England. The effect is prompted due to chan...
Lead investigator: Kriakos C. Neanidis
Conflict in Africa during Covid-19: social distancing, food vulnerability and welfare response
We study the effect of social distancing, food vulnerability, welfare and labour Covid-19 policy responses on riots, violence against civilians and food-related conflicts. Our analysis uses georeferenced data for 24 African countries with monthly loc...
Secondary Topic: Prices & interest rates
Lead investigator: Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero
Families under confinement: Covid-19, domestic violence, and alcohol consumption
Evidence suggests that during the Covid-19 lockdown, alcohol consumption has increased and income has gone down among several households in Mexico City. The existing literature relates alcohol consumption and negative income shocks to a greater numbe...
Lead investigator: Jose Roberto Balmori de la Miyar
Hate crime in time of the Corona
The news of the novel virus first reached the world when the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the first case in China on December 31, 2019. As the danger it posed to the public grew and the virus spread first across China, then to Europe and...
Lead investigator: Joel Carr
The short-term effect of quarantine requirement on domestic violence
Quarantines implemented worldwide following the spread of the coronavirus resulted in many people having to spend more time with their families and partners, which can potentially lead to an increase in intra-family violence. Our study seeks to asses...
Secondary Topic: Public spending, taxes & debt
Lead investigator: M. Amelia Gibbons
Staying home saves lives, really!
As coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is spreading around the world, many national and local governments have imposed social restrictive measures to limit the spread of the virus. Such quarantine measures in different cities across the world have brought...
Lead investigator: Soheil Shayegh
Shutdown policies and worldwide conflict
We provide real-time evidence on the impact of Covid-19 restrictions policies on conflicts globally. We combine daily information on conflict events and government policy responses to limit the spread of coronavirus to study how conflict levels vary ...
Lead investigator: Nicolas Berman
Economic determinants of violence in the home: the case of Sweden during Covid-19
Violence within the home is the most common form of interpersonal violence for women. While children and men are also victims of abuse of various kind within the family, intimate partner violence (IPV) committed by men against women is generally the ...
Lead investigator: Maria Perrota
Understanding the rise of domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence from Spain.
Domestic Violence can have serious negative consequences, with wide-ranging psychological, economic and physical effects for women and children over their lifetimes. Early evidence from most affected countries (China, Italy, Spain) suggests that dome...
Lead investigator: Daniel Fernandez-Kranz
Hang up on stereotypes: domestic violence and anti-abuse helpline campaign
We estimate the consequences of a government-led anti-domestic-abuse campaign launched in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic on the number of calls to the italian domestic violence helpline. In the week after the start of the campaign, we document a ...
Lead investigator: Marco Colagrossi
School closures, shelter-in-place, and crime and legal proceedings
Across the world, Covid-19 shelter-in-place rules have limited mobility and required most adults and children stay at home. Men and women face increased stress from fear of coronavirus infection, economic uncertainty, job loss, or increased child-car...
Secondary Topic: Health, physical & mental
Lead investigator: Scott Cunningham
The effect of shelter-in-place orders on domestic violence
As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, many states have enacted shelter-in-place orders to limit the growth of the pandemic. While these policies are designed to benefit public health, they may have harmful effects upon household welfar...
Lead investigator: Jeremy A. Cook
Covid-19 and conflict
What does Covid-19, and more specifically national responses to the pandemic, mean for inter-group conflict worldwide? We start by drawing an important distinction between interpersonal conflict (including, e.g., domestic violence) and inter-group co...
Lead investigator: Jeffrey R. Bloem
Understanding behavioral barriers to demand for domestic violence services
Domestic violence (DV), defined as stalking, rape, or physical violence, is a global problem with 35% of women worldwide reporting experiencing DV (WHO 2017). More than 12 million people experience domestic violence in the U.S. each year (National DV...
Lead investigator: Sofia Amaral