Alessandro Basurto, Herbert Dawid, Philipp Harting, Jasper Hepp and Dirk Kohlweyer

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How to design virus containment polices? A joint analysis of economic and epidemic dynamics under the COVID-19 pandemic

We analyze the impact of different designs of COVID-19 related lockdown policies on economic loss and mortality using a micro-level simulation model, which combines a multi-sectoral closed economy with an epidemic transmission model. In particular, the model captures explicitly the (stochastic) effect of interactions between heterogeneous agents during different economic activities on virus transmissions. The […]

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Distributional Effects of Technological Regime Changes: Hysteresis, Concentration and Inequality Dynamics

In this paper we study the effect of different types of technological regime changes on the evolution of industry concentration and wage inequality. Using a calibrated agent-based macroeconomic framework, the Eurace@Unibi model, we consider scenarios where the new regime is characterized by more frequent respectively more substantial changes in the frontier technology compared to the […]

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Economic and epidemic implications of virus containment policies: insights from agent-based simulations

This paper analyzes the implications of different designs of policies, which aim to contain the diffusion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with respect to induced economic loss and virus mortality. An agent-based simulation model is implemented and calibrated with German data, which combines the representation of a simple multi-sectoral closed economy with the explicit incorporation of […]

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