8 projects

FAREWELL to C19 (FAmily REsponse and WELL-Being impact of Covid-19

Lockdowns and the economic crisis induced by Covid-19 are imposing unprecedented constraints on families in terms of freedom of choice, consumption opportunities, time use, and social interaction. While working from home has become the norm, it also implies a dramatic increase in inequality among families, since people most likely to be working from home were already better off. The FAREWELL to C19 project aims to analyse how these effects concur with individual traits (such as age, gender, economic status, and resilience under uncomfortable circumstances) to shape people's preferences, eco...

Predicting major challenges of returning to work in Luxembourg by evaluating the impact of change...

This project is a study conducted by Pétillances, a company based in Strassen, Luxembourg, specialized in psychosocial risks prevention, trainings and organisational consultancy. This study was launched on 27th April 2020 and is still ongoing. It consists in a questionnaire evaluating how the measures taken by the Luxembourgish and cross-border governments are impacting the work organisation and what consequences it has on workers' mental health. Its first purpose is to compare the situation before the confinement measures were introduced and afterwards, for example: in what extent has ...

Development of a service platform for import of international trade, e.g. medical protective clothing

The international trading platform TEGGS combines customs and logistics. The current COVID-19 pandemic in Europe requires two things: Fast delivery of medical equipment and transparent quality management products. Medical equipment such as face masks are produced almost entirely outside the European Union. tuomi uses its expertise in NFC technology to allow the buyer to exactly track the transportation and manufacturing process of the product.

The role of air pollution in transmission and severity of COVID-19

Based on superficial inspection and anecdotal evidence, there appears to be a close correlation between being a hotspot area for COVID-19 prevalence or severity on one hand and air pollution on the other hand. For instance, the highest COVID-19 prevalence region in Italy (Lombardy) is also one of the most polluted areas of the country. This apparent correlation has led some researchers to hypothesise that air pollution may play a causal role in increasing COVID-19 transmission and severity. While such a link is plausible, as COIV-19 is a respiratory disease and as there are well-established...

MODVid -- Modeling the macroeconomic and distributional eects of Covid-19 and restarting scenarios

MODVid is a package of four complementary and interdependent projects aimed to inform public decisions fastly. The goal is to use better modeling tools to estimate consistent macroeconomic and distributional effects of the crisis and of restarting scenarios. We propose to use macroeconomic and microsimulation models available at STATEC or LISER (assuming a return to normalcy after the crisis) as well as to develop a model highlighting the risk of a systemic collapse of financial markets (no return to normalcy). In the assessment of the restarting strategy, a particular attention is devoted ...

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...

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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