Latest COVID-research – NBER Working Papers

This thread lists COVID-related papers recently published in the Working Papers series of the National Bureau of Economic Research (United States).

From the 16 November edition:

NOTE: The NBER Working Papers series publishes early findings of ongoing research to encourage discussion and collect suggestions for revisions. Papers are neither peer reviewed nor endorsed by the NBER Board of directors.

Latest COVID-research – NBER Working Papers

This thread lists COVID-related papers recently published in the Working Papers series of the National Bureau of Economic Research (United States).

From the 9 November edition:

NOTE: The NBER Working Papers series publishes early findings of ongoing research to encourage discussion and collect suggestions for revisions. Papers are neither peer reviewed nor endorsed by the NBER Board of directors.

Group Testing with Homophily

A new working paper by Louis-Marie Harpedanne on designing test pools taking into account homophily: Encompassing small potential clusters in test pools makes it possible to overcome the usual information-theoretic limits of group testing (which are based upon an implicit homogeneity assumption) and to identify asymptomatic carriers who would be misclassified as negatives even by exhaustive individual testing.

Targeting High-Contact Individuals

Can interventions targeting a minority of highly connected individuals effectively limit the transmission of SARS-CoV-2? Gianluca Manzo and Arnout van de Rijt analyzed population survey data finding that a small proportion of individuals reports a very high frequency of close-range contacts. Their simulations show that targeting hubs where high numbers of close-range contacts occure can robustly improve containment.

Latest COVID-research – NBER Working Papers

This thread lists COVID-related papers recently published in the Working Papers series of the National Bureau of Economic Research (United States).

From the 2 November edition:

NOTE: The NBER Working Papers series publishes early findings of ongoing research to encourage discussion and collect suggestions for revisions. Papers are neither peer reviewed nor endorsed by the NBER Board of directors.

“Pandemics as Rights-Generators”

While the Covid-19 pandemic has sparked widespread concern over the weakening of human rights protections, the crisis has also seen some unexpected rights victories. In her new paper EUI Professor of Public International Law, Neha Jain, traces these victories in the field of prisoners’ rights and argues that rights seeking strategies that were successful during the Covid-crisis may provide a blueprint for rights claims beyond the pandemic.

Latest COVID-research – NBER Working Papers

This thread lists COVID-related papers recently published in the Working Papers series of the National Bureau of Economic Research (United States).

From the 26 October edition:

NOTE: The NBER Working Papers series publishes early findings of ongoing research to encourage discussion and collect suggestions for revisions. Papers are neither peer reviewed nor endorsed by the NBER Board of directors.

Latest COVID-research – NBER Working Papers

This thread lists COVID-related papers recently published in the Working Papers series of the National Bureau of Economic Research (United States).

From the 19 October edition:

NOTE: The NBER Working Papers series publishes early findings of ongoing research to encourage discussion and collect suggestions for revisions. Papers are neither peer reviewed nor endorsed by the NBER Board of directors.