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National responses to Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to have lasting economic and social impacts on employment, income, and working conditions in labor markets around the world. 

IZA has therefore invited a number of experts to monitor individual countries' crisis responses on their Crisis Response Monitoring site. The initial summary report Short-Run Labor Market Impacts of COVID-19, Initial Policy Measures and Beyond is available to download in PDF format and individual country reports are available online here: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US.

IZA World of Labor Editor-in-Chief Daniel S. Hamermesh is also conducting a series of interviews with economists from around the world about their countries'/regions' responses to the pandemic. Links to the videos of these interviews can be found below alongside a selection of our Covid-19 opinion pieces.

For more Covid-19 content see our page Covid-19: Pandemics and the labor market