A Conversation about COVID-19 with Economists, Sociologists, Statisticians, and Operations Researchers

Banks, David and Albert, Laura and Caulkins, Jonathan and Frühwirth-Schnatter, Sylvia and Greig, Fiona and Raftery, Adrian and Thomas, Duncan (2020) A Conversation about COVID-19 with Economists, Sociologists, Statisticians, and Operations Researchers. Harvard Data Science Review, Unprecedented Challenges and Chances, 1. ISSN 2644-2353

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing economic and social change. Moderated by David Banks, the Director of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), six eminent scientists who study different aspects of social change and public policy came together to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. and the world. The discussion took a range of quantitative perspectives on how to respond to the crisis and to forecast what challenges lie ahead. Specific topics include the role of data science, strategies for beginning to reopen the economy, the international impact of the disease, and its effect upon universities.

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Additional Information: This article is © 2020 by David Banks, Laura Albert, Jonathan Caulkins, Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter, Fiona Greig, Adrian Raftery and Duncan Thomas. The article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution(CC BY 4.0) International license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode), except where otherwise indicated with respect to particular material included in the article. The article should be attributed to the author identified above.
Keywords: cost-benefit, COVID-19, economic recovery, re-engineering work, social inequity
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 12:21
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 12:04
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/98478/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7940

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