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Pandemic
Working Paper
Pandemics and their impact on oil and metal prices

We examine the effect of pandemics on selected commodity prices—in particular, those of zinc, copper, lead, and oil...

Pandemic Commodities Prices
Working Paper
The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918–20: An interpretative survey in the time of COVID-19

The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-20—commonly known as the Spanish flu—infected over a quarter of the world’s population and killed over 50 million people...

Spanish flu COVID-19 Pandemic
News
Call for participation: Life with Corona survey round 2 COVID-19 Trust Pandemic
Blog
Poverty and the pandemic in the Pacific
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COVID-19 has had a far greater economic impact than health impact on Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Pacific...

COVID-19 Pandemic Global poverty
Working Paper
Trust in the time of corona

The global spread of COVID-19 is one of the largest threats to people and governments since the Second World War...

COVID-19 Pandemic Survey data
Blog
How Africa can fight the pandemic

The response to Africa’s COVID-19 plight must be swift and at scale rather than too little, too late...

COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Policy and Good Governance
Background Note
COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Kenya

The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to over 180 countries, including several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Kenya reported its first COVID-19 case on 13 March 2020...

COVID-19 Pandemic Africa
Background Note
COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Asia: The case of India

Several countries have enacted lockdown measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect their health systems and reduce the number of mortalities...

COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown
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