The Economic and Social Impacts of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Covid-19 is a medical emergency but also an economic contagion which has triggered a cycle of economic and social impacts. Researchers at WM REDI, University of Birmingham have used their expertise to analyse economic exposure to Coronavirus in the West Midlands and the UK, bringing together data and intelligence which can be shared and utilised in planning and responding to the challenge of the virus.

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor: ISSUE 30

Birmingham city centre at night

WM REDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts to help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to ensure the region continues to thrive.

Contagion: The Economic and Social Impacts of Coronavirus on the West Midlands

Medical scientist studying samples

Professor Simon Collinson highlights four keys ways in which the West Midlands will be economically exposed by COVID-19 and looks at how we might mitigate some of the economic and social risks.

Media

What are the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the West Midlands?

Weekly updates

Monitoring the economic impact of Covid-19: Episode 16
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Monitoring the economic impact of Covid-19: Episode 13
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Monitoring the economic impact of Covid-19: Episode 5
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Commentary

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor - all issues
WM REDI 

Lifelong Learning: A Current and Future Imperative
Dr Abigail Taylor, 13 October 2020

Civic Universities and Inclusive Local Economic Recovery: How Can Universities Do Even More to Support Regions in Crisis?
Dr Abigail Taylor and Professor Simon Collinson, 12 October 2020

More Commentary

Tackling Worklessness: A Focus on Young People
Professor Anne Green, 8 October 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Homelessness
Maryna Ramcharan, WMCA, 7 October 2020

A Safe Return to the Classroom and Work in the West Midlands During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr Magda Cepeda Zorrilla, 6 October 2020

Homeworking and the Return to the Office – Part Two
Professor Anne Green and Rebecca Riley, 1 October 2020

Homeworking and the Return to the Office – Part One
Professor Anne Green and Rebecca Riley, 30 September 2020

Civic Engagement, Universities and Inclusive Growth: Responding to COVID-19
Professor John Goddard, Des McNulty, Professor Anne Green, Professor Simon Collinson, 24 September 2020

Has COVID-19 Changed the Terrain of Engagement?
Liam O'Farrell, 23 September 2020

Economic Aspects of the COVID-19 Crisis in the UK: DELVE Report No. 5
Dr Chloe Billing, 22 September 2020

The REDI Interview: The Role of Housebuilding in the UK’s Recovery From COVID-19
The Rt Hon Chris Pincher MP, 17 September 2020

Good Work and the COVID-19 Crisis
Professor Anne Green, 16 September 2020

The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Older Workers
Professor Anne Green, 9 September 2020

Policy Briefing – Economic Recovery Post COVID-19: The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme (REAP)
Dr Chloe Billing, 8 September 2020

Regions in a Time of Pandemic
Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, 3 September 2020

The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Women
Professor Anne Green, 27 August 2020

Regional Assets and COVID-19 Impacts
Dr Abigail Taylor and Rebecca Riley, 26 August 2020

Informing Regional Recovery With Community Priorities: WM Citizens’ Panel
Anna Humphreys and Adam Hawksbee, West Midlands Combined Authority, 19 August 2020

Geographical and Social Mobility
Professor Anne Green, 6 August 2020

Measuring the Distance to the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK Regions: How Is the West Midlands Performing? 
Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, 5 August 2020

COVID-19 and Job Matching
Professor Anne Green, 29 July 2020

COVID-19 and Impacts on Education and Training: Challenges and Opportunities
Professor Anne Green, 23 July 2020

Conducting Qualitative Research During Times of Uncertainty
Dr Amir Qamar, 22 July 2020

Economic Recovery Post COVID-19: The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme (REAP)
Dr Chloe Billing, 15 July 2020

Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap
Dr Chloe Billing, 8 July 2020

To V or Not to V? Are We Heading for a V-Shaped Recovery?
Ben Brittain , 6 July 2020

Brexit and UK Manufacturing
Professor David Bailey and Ivan Rajic, Birmingham Business School , 1 July 2020

How Can We Mitigate the Impact of the COVID-19 Unemployment Crisis Through Lifelong Learning?
Dr Abigail Taylor, 30 June 2020

A Review of the Impacts of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
Rebecca Riley, 25 June 2020

How Is Brexit Going to Be Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak?
Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, 23 June 2020

Universities and the Recovery of Local Communities From the COVID-19 Crisis: A Role for the Social Sciences
Professor John Goddard and Des McNulty, 22 June 2020

COVID-19 and the Impact on Crime in the West Midlands
Dr Sara Hassan and Emerzon Somera (WMCA), 17 June 2020

The Need for Greater Devolution in England to Respond to COVID-19
Dr Charlotte Hoole, 16 June 2020

Rental Market Liquidity in Birmingham and Coventry: What Will Happen in the Next Few Months?
Dr Okan Yilmaz, Professor Sasha Talavera and Dr Joy Jia, 10 June 2020

COVID-19 in West Midlands, an Opportunity for Fostering Urban Micro-Mobility
Dr Magda Cepeda Zorrilla, 9 June 2020

Policy Briefing: The West Midlands’ Automotive Industry in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Survival of the Fittest?
Dr Amir Qamar and Professor Simon Collinson, 2 June 2020

Business Recovery Measures in China (COVID-19)
Dr Fengjie Pan, 1 June 2020

The Uneven Economic Impact of COVID-19: Evidence From Claimant Counts
Dr Tasos Kitsos, 27 May 2020

Capitalising on the Growing Army of Volunteers in the West Midlands During COVID-19
George Bramley, 26 May 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Firm Innovation: The Case of the West Midlands 
Dr Chloe Billing, 19 May 2020

REDI to Debate – The Effect of COVID-19 on Levelling-Up and the Government’s Green Book
Rebecca Riley, 14 May 2020

‘Getting on the Ladder’ – Challenges Facing Young People Leaving Education During COVID-19
Professor Anne Green, 12 May 2020

COVID-19 Diversification Measures: What Local and Regional Governments Can Do?
Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, 7 May 2020

The Role of Short-Time Working Schemes in Mitigating the Impact of Financial Crises: Learning From France and Germany
Dr Abigail Taylor, 5 May 2020

COVID-19: Unemployment and Labour Market Policy Priorities
Professor Anne Green, 29 April 2020

Universities and Regional Economies: Multiplier Effects and the Impact of COVID-19
Dr Tasos Kitsos, 29 April 2020

Estimates of the Local Impact in the West Midlands of the OBR Scenario of a 35% Reduction in Real GDP in Q2 2020
Professor Anne Greene, 28 April 2020

COVID-19 Business Support Measures: Insights from the UK, Spain and Ireland
Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, 22 April 2020

The Uneven Spatial Footprint of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shutdown
Dr Tasos Kitsos, 21 April 2020

The Role of Civic Universities in the Coronavirus Crisis and Beyond
Professor John Goddard, 9 April 2020

Identifying Exposure: What Do the IFS Estimates on the Coronavirus Sector Shutdown Mean for the West Midlands?
Dr Tasos Kitsos, 8 April 2020

The Long-Term Impact of Homeworking Arising From the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
Dr Chloe Billing, 7 April 2020

Local Resilience and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Economic Crisis
Dr Tasos Kitsos, 2 April 2020

Economic Exposure to COVID-19 (Part III): The Situation in the West Midlands Region – The Sectoral Effects of a Lockdown
Dr Andre Carrascal Incera, 26 March 2020

Economic Exposure to COVID-19 (Part II): The Situation in the West Midlands Region – Demand for Health Services: The Invisible Indirect Workers
Dr Andre Carrascal Incera, 24 March 2020

Economic Exposure to COVID-19 (Part I): The Situation in the West Midlands Region – Closing the Borders
Dr Andre Carrascal Incera, 20 March 2020