June 5, 2023

Did Lockdowns Work? The Verdict On Covid Restrictions

The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to determine the effect of lockdowns, also referred to as ‘Covid restrictions’, ‘social distancing measures’ etc., on COVID-19 mortality based on available empirical evidence.
October 5, 2021

Can Adoption of the Danish ‘flexicurity’ Model Reduce EU Youth Unemployment?

The pandemic has not only had a disproportionate effect on youth employment as young people were more than twice as likely to lose their jobs compared to older employees, but it has also exacerbated the difficulties for young people leaving education and entering the labour market for the first time.
April 8, 2021

COVID Vs the Environment: the Kuznets Curve in Action?

The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying lockdowns reduced global CO2 emissions by 7 percent last year. Some environmentalists, such as the University College London professor Mariana Mazzucato, have thus wondered about the feasibility of future “climate lockdowns […] to tackle a climate emergency.”
March 24, 2021

Lessons From Vaccination Strategies: the EU Needs a Dose of Pragmatism

While the EU has been criticised for its lack of preparation, guidance, and strong unified response amidst the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the arrival of vaccines offered Brussels yet another chance to prove the benefits of close cooperation and demonstrate leadership.