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Innovative approaches to monitoring the risks and impact of COVID-19

What new innovative tools can we use to measure real-time economic and social risk?

Date: December 8, 2020, 2:00 pm Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

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Bruegel · Innovative approaches to monitoring the risks and impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing and lockdown measures shocked the world economy. Because standard statistical indicators are published with delays, monitoring the social and economic impacts is difficult. This event showcases the innovative tools that are being used to monitor the real-time risks and impact of the pandemic. What can we learn from Facebook mobility data, credit card transactions, or air satellite pollution data to track economic activity and social risks?

Speakers at this event introduced us to the novel methods they have been using and will discuss their latest findings, including the impact of the autumn wave of the pandemic.

Schedule

Dec 8, 2020

14:00-15:00

Conversation

Chair: Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

Jaime Garcia, Latin America Regional Director, Social Progress Imperative

Ben McWilliams, Research Assistant

Nicola Villa, Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard

Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Speakers

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Jaime Garcia

Latin America Regional Director, Social Progress Imperative

Ben McWilliams

Research Assistant

Nicola Villa

Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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