33 projects

An Experimental test of Hospital Admission Guidelines

The project consists in an anonymous survey experiment on hospital guidelines during pandemics, such as those indicated by the Commission Nationale D'Ethique. Hospital guidelines are there to regulate admissions and treatment in case of congestion. Such guidelines, however, are rarely discussed in the media and most people are unlikely to be familiar with them. We propose to ask respondents whether they agree or not with the ethical principles of such guidelines and which ethical principles they would favor the most. In particular, we ask them to read a number of hypothetical scenarios on ...

Digital upskilling in a telework environment

Analyzing, understanding and determining the influence of the current health crisis on firms' productivity and workers' well-being for activities that can be perform via telework is essential to support the workforce for the current and future economic challenges, and turn them into opportunities. Indeed, in parallel with the current COVID-19 health crisis, the labour market is undergoing profound changes linked to the digital transformation, which will increase in the future (i.e. job replacement, new tasks to require digital skills). An increased use of digital tools at the workplace is n...

Occupational Sorting of Employees after the Lockdown

In this project we ask the following research question: What is the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on workers' sectoral and occupational allocation, wage inequality and unemployment across European regions and countries? Our goal is to quantify the labor market implications of partial annihilation of selected sectors of economic activity. By simulating scenarios of different degree of severity, we compute changes in workers' assignment to jobs, unemployment measures, and final production across sectors of regional and national economies. Our study is targeted at identifying those segments of l...

SĀGE CONNECT

SĀGE is a platform that welcomes retirees to the gig economy by having them teach from their expertise to the community around them, bringing meaning and purpose to their lives, and helping many financially as well. In the last few weeks, we've adapted our model and brought our service online; sāges teaching virtual classes through zoom.

The cultural determinants of the Covid-19 diffusion

The aim of our research proposal is to undertake an empirical approach that will allow us to understand the cultural determinants of COVID-19 spread in all European countries, USA, China and Canada. The project will identify and quantify the impact of a number of cultural determinants on the virus diffusion such as interpersonal trust, trust in government, political parties and institutions, gender roles in society given that men and women have different degrees of risk aversion, compliance to rules, the degree of socialization and of integration of old people in societies. In view of the d...

Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19: collecting the data

The aim of this project is to investigate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, including employment, activity and travel patterns, health behaviours and health. The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing in Luxembourg and neighbouring countries. It is currently hoped that due to confinement measures the number of infected persons and deaths will decline in the near future. Public authorities in Luxembourg are considering to relieve the confinement measures to 'unlock' parts of economic and social life in the country as soon as the pandemic is becoming less severe and more 'manageable'. As Lu...

Middle generation and middle class before the post-covid19 recession, Income, wealth and health i...

Young-mid-aged adults (YMAA) - typically in the first decades of their entry in the labour market - make strategic choices in a context of uncertainty, such as home ownership, debt and saving balance, and wealth strategies, which have strong impacts in the long run. Before covid19, apart from the 2008 financial crisis, relative stability, easier access to credit, and the rapid growth of the housing index (with different magnitudes across countries) favored home ownership; early investment (through debt) favored capital gains. The later the decision to buy, the smaller the surface a househol...

Distributional impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

The project aims to assess the costs and distributional implications of the COVID-19 outbreak in Luxembourg. It will identify those most likely to suffer from income losses, leading to more effective/efficient targeting of income support measures and improved cost estimates of COVID-19. The lack of timely available data constrains the estimation of the scale and direction of recent changes in the income distribution, which in turn constrain policymakers seeking to monitor such developments. There are huge uncertainties about the budgetary costs and distributional impacts of the outbreak....

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