September 24, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Understanding the Economic and Environmental Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic
This webinar brings together the authors of two CEEPR working papers evaluating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through use of empirical data. The first paper correlates county-level COVID-19 death rates with key variables – such as socio-economic variables, county-level health variables, modes of commuting, and pollution patterns – to reveal a number of significant correlations. The second paper juxtaposes the short- and long-run effects of the pandemic on energy and the environment, showing that the positive effects of short-run emission reductions can be outweighed by the negative long-run effect of a slowdown in clean energy innovation and investment. Both papers will be presented by one of their authors, followed by a moderated discussion with the audience.