volume 36, issue Supplement_1, PS94-S137 2020
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/graa033
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R Maria del Rio-Chanona, Penny Mealy, Anton Pichler, François Lafond, J Doyne Farmer

Abstract: Abstract We provide quantitative predictions of first-order supply and demand shocks for the US economy associated with the COVID-19 pandemic at the level of individual occupations and industries. To analyse the supply shock, we classify industries as essential or non-essential and construct a Remote Labour Index, which measures the ability of different occupations to work from home. Demand shocks are based on a study of the likely effect of a severe influenza epidemic developed by the US Congre…

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