Below are links to 3 blogs by Andre Carrascal Incera, a researcher at Birmingham University, published recently on the City REDI Blog.
In a series of blogs regarding the economic effects of disruption, I identify three different ways in which the coronavirus COVID-19 could impact the West Midlands economy:
- National borders are closing worldwide limiting the connections between countries
- There’s going to be an increase in the demand for health services
- Some sectors are going to be closed due to the lockdown while the demand of others is going to increase or decrease because of people working from home.
Economic Exposure to COVID-19 (Part I): The Situation in the West Midlands Region – Closing the Borders
Posted on 20/03/2020
This first blog will look at sectoral effects and then I will try to check the exposure in terms of households by different socioeconomic characteristics.
The Economic Exposure to COVID-19 (Part II): The Situation in the West Midlands Region – Demand for Health Services: The Invisible Indirect Workers
The second economic impact Coronavirus will have on the West Midlands is probably the most important one, the demand for health services.
The Economic Exposure to COVID-19 (Part III): The Situation in the West Midlands Region – The Sectoral Effects of a Lockdown
Posted on 26/03/20
To conclude, I will try to approximate the effects of a lockdown in the regional economy.