Growth Lab's COVID-19 Task Force: Strategy and Resources

Growth Lab Director Ricardo Hausmann has established a COVID-19 task force to support our project counterparts across the globe. The task force has been investing in the capacity to model the pandemic at the national level, explore the macroeconomic and fiscal implications and offer strategic guidance regarding policy decisions on the economic and epidemiological fronts in our collaborator countries.

Over the past few weeks, our team has strategized with project counterparts in Albania, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, Namibia, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia. In this space, we will share resources (either generated by our team or externally) for developing countries struggling to navigate the health and economic responses to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Back-to-Work Planning Briefing
Massachusetts High Technology Council's Recovery and Return to the Workplace Framework focuses on three main strategic areas: Segmentation and Sequencing; Effective Therapeutics; and Reducing the Rate of Spread
May 1, 2020

A Roadmap for Confronting COVID-19 in Latin America
Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ricardo Lagos, Juan Manuel Santos, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Léon, Mauricio Cárdenas, Roberto Chang, José De Gregorio, Ilan Goldfajn, Ricardo Hausmann, Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Federico Sturzenegger, Rodrigo Valdés and Andrés Velasco
Americas Quarterly | April 15, 2020

In the Fog of War - Reflections from the COVID-19 Frontlines
Ricardo Hausmann lecture for HKS students | April 9, 2020

Macroeconomic Policy in the Time of COVID-19: A Primer for Developing Countries
Norman Loayza (World Bank); Roberto Chang (Rutgers University); Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (UC Berkeley); Ricardo Hausmann (Harvard Kennedy School); and Andrés Velasco (London School of Economics)
World Bank E-Seminar | April 7, 2020

Letter to governments of the G20 nations
An open letter to the G20 calling for unprecedented response to COVID-19. Signed by Ricardo Hausman, et al Vox/CEPR Policy Portal | April 7, 2020

Como Salir de Cuarentena y Lidiar con sus Consecuencias Económicas en Bolivia 
(How to Quarantine and Deal with its Economic Consequences in Bolivia)
Ricardo Hausmann and former Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga
Facebook Live | April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Macroeconomic Consequences for Developing Countries
Presentation slides by Ricardo Hausmann | March 25, 2020

Flattening the COVID-19 Curve in Developing Countries
Op-Ed by Ricardo Hausmann for Project Syndicate | March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Community Mobility Report
Google reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

Using a Delay Adjusted Case Fatality Ratio to Estimate Under-reporting
Timothy W. Russell, et al | April 8, 2020

How to Keep Global Supply Chains Moving
Anabel González (PIIE) | March 27, 2020