New COVID-19 Working Papers: December 27, 2021
Four new working papers distributed this week report on the economic, health, and related consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and of public policies that respond to it. One examines the impact of the pandemic on anxiety, depression, and other metrics of mental health, and reports substantial benefits of vaccination along these dimensions (29593). Another summarizes how the pandemic affected income inequality in India (29597). A third uses data on the timing of code postings to GitHub, a software and code repository, to track changes in hours of work when work-from-home became the norm (29598). Another study compares different measures of core inflation in the US during the pandemic (29609).
More than 500 NBER working papers have addressed various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These papers are open access and have been collected for easy reference. Like all NBER papers, they are circulated for discussion and comment, and have not been peer-reviewed. View them in reverse chronological order or by topic area.