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What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?
How should the government support households with unpayable debts?
The UK’s job furlough scheme is coming to an end: what happens next?
What do we know about the impact of coronavirus on the creative industries?
Why is Germany's Covid-19 fatality rate comparatively low?
Has coronavirus made anyone better off?
Is hate crime rising during the Covid-19 crisis?
What are the fiscal consequences of the UK response to coronavirus?
How can production network analysis inform policy on Covid-19?
After coronavirus, can the housing market support economic recovery?
How will the pandemic and lockdown affect social mobility?
How is coronavirus affecting the creation of new firms and new jobs?
How is coronavirus affecting the provision of free school meals?
Should Modern Monetary Theory inform economic policy in the crisis?
Will coronavirus worsen the UK's problem with obesity?
Can recovery from Covid-19 help transition to a zero-carbon economy?
How have Big Tech and other digital platforms fared in the crisis?
After coronavirus: deflation or inflation?
What has Covid-19 revealed about the adequacy of UK digital infrastructure?
What will happen if trade and mobility are permanently reduced?
Why has coronavirus affected cities more than rural areas?
Why are people in some socio-economic groups more vulnerable to coronavirus?
What does coronavirus mean for the future of sport and fitness clubs?
How can we protect young people from being scarred by coronavirus?
Is the Covid-19 recession caused by supply or demand factors?
How will the economic effects of coronavirus vary across areas of the UK?
Can we get accurate short-term forecasts of coronavirus cases and deaths?
What difference will the COVID Summer Food Fund make to children’s lives?
How has coronavirus affected pubs, cafes and restaurants?
Is the banking sector safer than during the global financial crisis?
Which parts of the UK have been hit hardest by the Covid-19 crisis?
Does environmental damage increase the risk of pandemics?
What future for apprenticeships after coronavirus?
Rebuilding after the Second World War: what lessons for today?
How will coronavirus affect the UK’s oil and gas industry?
How much will lifting lockdown start to reverse the UK’s economic slump?
How has coronavirus affected prices in the supermarket?
What are the long-run economic consequences of pandemics?
Does the world economy face a danger from rising protectionism?
How do changes in asset prices affect the real economy?
How will the response to coronavirus affect gender equality?
What has coronavirus taught us about working from home?
How should we allocate limited capacity for coronavirus testing?
Why should the government provide income protection in a recession?
How can we make up the learning losses from lockdown?
Why should students pay university fees if all lectures are online?
What are the key sources of data for measuring the economy in a crisis?
What are the prospects for young people joining the labour market now?
How might the crisis affect children from poorer backgrounds?
How has coronavirus affected the division of domestic labour?
What are the effects of coronavirus on the UK and US labour markets?
Sport: what could be the long-term effects of coronavirus?
How is coronavirus affecting the self-employed?
Risk in the time of Covid-19: what do we know and not know?
How can we measure what is happening in the economy now?
How is coronavirus affecting inequalities across ethnic groups?
What are the lessons for today from running a wartime economy?
How will the Covid-19 crisis affect the NHS?
What is the likely future role of the state in the UK economy?
Coronavirus and the economy: what are the trade-offs?
What should we do about price gouging?
What are the likely effects of the crisis on charitable donations?
When should schools re-open?
Why is uncertainty so damaging for the economy?
Is this a good time to pursue environmental objectives?
Which firms and industries have been most affected by Covid-19?
Can policy steer us towards a greener and fairer recovery?
How will lockdown and the recession affect children’s health?
What are the effects of recessions on health?
How will exam disruptions affect young people’s futures?
What will be the impact of lockdown on children’s development?
How will Covid-19 affect Northern Ireland’s economy?
How can labour market policy help to get people back into the right jobs?
Do we make informed decisions when sharing our personal data?
What will be the impact of Covid-19 on public attitudes to immigration?
What can we learn from the past about how to pay for the crisis?
How hard will coronavirus hit Scotland's economy?
What is the size of the fiscal multiplier?
What will be the impact of the crisis on household finances?
Will government measures protect the most vulnerable in society?
Quantitative easing and monetary financing: what’s the difference?
‘Monetary financing’: is it happening and what are the dangers?
Can textual analysis be used to track the economy during the pandemic?
What explains stock market reactions to the pandemic?
How does the government’s furlough scheme work?
What is the likely impact of remote learning on educational outcomes?
How will lockdown and recession affect the lives of the very young?
Should Brexit trade policy changes be delayed because of Covid-19?
How can we measure consumer price inflation in a lockdown?
Does the Spanish flu offer lessons in how to tackle a pandemic?
What is the impact of the crisis on UK university finances?
What happens to trade in a global downturn?
Who can work from home and how does it affect their productivity?
How can we encourage medical breakthroughs to combat Covid-19?
What can we learn from historical recessions and depressions?
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