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Robots and Mitigation of the Risk of Covid-19 Contagion in the Workplace: Some Evidence From Italy

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When SARS-CoV-2 spread across the world, national authorities implemented novel and drastic measures to curb transmission: social distancing was introduced to preserve public health and slow down the spread of Covid-19, while in the workplace many economic activities were temporarility discontinued.

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on European Businesses: Evidence from Surveys in Austria, Germany and Spain

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A survey of German, Spanish and Austrian firms in the industry, services, retail trade and construction sectors finds that the overwhelming majority expect a negative impact of the corona-crisis on annual turnover (to the tune of 20% in Germany and Austria and 25-44% in Spain). The sub-sectors hardest hit are manufacturing of consumer durables and investment goods, services in the field of tourism and gastronomy and retailers selling neither food nor beverages.

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European Banks and the Covid-19 Crash Test

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The Covid-19 crisis is not a financial crisis but it can become a serious test for European banks’ strength and resilience: they are stronger today than they were on the eve of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, however the Covid-19 shock more closely resembles the Great Depression of the 1930s. This policy brief from Jézabel Couppey-Soubeyran (EconPol Europe, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, CEPII), Erica Perego (EconPol Europe, CEPII) and Fabien Tripier (EconPol Europe, Université Paris-Saclay (Univ.

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Covid-19 Throws Us Into an Unprecedented Debt Crisis, But It’s One We Can Rise From

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The road to recovery is long and winding, says Stefano Schiavo (EconPol Europe, Università di Trento) but it's one we have to take: exceptional measures are needed to exit the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus, which will see national governments at the forefront of business support and demand stimulation plans.This will lead to a sharp increase in public debt of dimensions never seen in the post-war period, but it's crucial to direct public spending towards initiatives that generate growth and contribute to solving future problems.

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Policy Research Live - EconPol's New Online Event Series

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Policy Research Live is our new series of online debates featuring economists from the network and expert guest panelists. In our first event, EconPol speaker and president of the ifo Institute Clemens Fuest is joined by Antonia Díaz (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) to discuss the policy options available for the Eurozone. Together, they will discuss the question: is a European Recovery Fund an effective policy measure to deal with Covid-19 consequences? The debate will be live online on Wednesday 20 May at 15:30 - register to take part in the online Q&A.

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