Highlights

A project to provide expert ideas and recommendations to mitigate the negative economic effects of the pandemic

Shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic and the initial measures taken by the government, CERGE-EI's think tank IDEA launched the IDEA anti COVID-19 project to provide expert ideas and recommendations to mitigate the negative economic effects of the pandemic. Numerous faculty members, researchers, students and alumni have of CERGE-EI joined the project and are generating a multitude of policy briefs addressing various aspects of the crisis.

Four CERGE-EI faculty have been appointed to the government's Economic Advisory Team, and make up one-third of this advisory body: Jan Švejnar, who leads the team, together with Štěpán Jurajda, Filip Matějka, and Daniel Münich. Filip Matějka was also appointed a member of the Central Crisis Committee.

All the above mentioned are covered by the leading newspapers, online journals, and public broadcasters. Although entering the public debate is not the be-all and end-all of the researchers' job, it is great to see so many members of the CERGE-EI community having their say on this very important topic.

This page shows abstracts of most studies only. For full information go to the Czech web page of IDEA anti COVID-19.

If you wish to see what we have been working on for the past 12 months please see our Book of Abstracts: English summaries of recent IDEA studies that can be also downloaded in PDF format here.

IDEA anti COVID-19 studies

Theory of probability for life

Interactive application by T. Hrendash, P. Kocourek, J. Münich

Leaflet about the application with examples to be downloaded in PDF format here.


The different economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis on women and men in the Czech Republic

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 21 | Authors: Andreas Menzel, Martina Miotto


Health consequnces of economic crisis

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 20 | Authors: Kristína Hrehová, Štěpán Jurajda


Building capacity and preparing for the worst is sound economic policy: Recommendations for the coming weeks and months

Authors of "IDEA anti COVID-19" studies


Startups during the Covid-19 pandemic: experience for Czechia from the USA

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 19 | Author: Petr Sedláček


The Covid-19 pandemic and socio-economic inequality in education

IDEA anti COVID 19 # 18 | Authors: Miroslava Federičová, Václav Korbel


How to reawaken the economy: Soothe, warm up, say some farewells

IDEA anti COVID 19 # 17 | Author: Filip Matějka


Macroeconomic policy during the coronavirus epidemic

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 16 | Authors: Marek Kapička, Michal Kejak, Ctirad Slavík


Serological tests for Covid-19 antibodies: What could they be good for?

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 15 | Author: Ludmila Matysková


Using Bluetooth technology for COVID-19 contact tracing

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 14 | Authors: Ole Jann, Pavel Kocourek and Jakub Steiner (full study)


Short-time Work and Related Measures to Mitigate Consequences of a (Partial) Economic Shutdownto Mitigate Consequences of a (Partial) Economic Shutdown

IDEA anti COVID-19 #13 | Authors: Nikolas Mittag, Filip Pertold (full study)


Compliance with bans in the coronavirus period: enforcement must be effectively targeted

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 12 | Author: Libor Dušek


Collecting personal data for smart COVID-19 tracing: How to motivate people and not scare them off

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 11 | Author: Ole Jann


How should the government´s crisis measures be communicated? Through frequent repetition

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 10 | Authors: Václav Korbel, Vladimír Novák, Michal Šoltés, Lukáš Tóth


How best to communicate with the public? Findings from behavioural economics in the fight against COVID-19

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 9 | Author: Vojtěch Bartoš


Households´attitudes to infection and to the government measures: The latest survey data

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 7 | Authors: Václav Korbel, Vladimír Novák, Michal Šoltés, Lukáš Tóth


What behavioural economics can teach us about prevention: another way of fighting COVID-19

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 6 | Authors: Michal Bauer and Julie Chytilová


The economics of testing for COVID-19: beware of greater damage than benefit

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 5 | Authors: Jan Kulveit and Jakub Steiner


Insolvency during the Coronavirus period: a proposal for temporary changes to the Insolvency Act

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 4 | Author: Tomáš Richter


Helping companies to maintain employment: fast, simple, economically meaningful

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 3 | Author: Daniel Münich