ERSA Forum on multiple impacts of Coronavirus

Consultation on the spatial, economic and social impacts of Coronavirus

ERSA invites researchers in Regional Science to publish their ongoing researches and comments on the following topics:

Territorial impact; containment/isolation; social distancing; rate of diffusion; territorial and border impacts; health strategies and remediation; contamination; risks; governments and public services; data; de-globalization, etc.

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Latest update, 08 April 2021

Linking FDI Network Topology with the Covid-19 Pandemic
Roberto Antonietti, Università degli Studi di Padova, Giulia De Masi, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE, Giorgio Ricchiuti, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano. 08 April 2021

First wave COVID-19 pandemics in Greece:
The role of demographic, social and geographical factors in life satisfaction during the lockdown

Evgenia Anastasiou, Marie-Noelle Duquenne, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece. 08 February 2021

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Area of Tension between the Economy and Climate Change: A Case Study at Rural and City District Level in Southern Germany
Rolf Bergs, Moneim Issa, Policy Research & Consultancy, Germany. 07 December 2020

The Management and Mitigation of Social, Economic, Health and Political Impacts of COVID-19 in the Global Community
Awatif Yunu, Moses Isdory Mgunda, Faculty of Economics and Business, Diponegoro University, Indonesia. 23 November 2020

The Global Response to COVID-19 as an Example of a One-Sided Problem Definition in the
Absence of General Collective Intelligence

Andy E. Williams, Nobeah Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya. 17 November 2020

Regions in a time of pandemic
Raquel Ortega-Argilés, University of Birmingham
15 September 2020

Translating Scientific Knowledge to Government Decision Makers Has Crucial Importance in the Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Katalin Gombos, MD, PhD, Robert Herczeg, MSc, PhD, Balint Eross, MD, PhD, Sandor Zsolt Kovacs, MSc, , PhD, Annamaria Uzzoli, MSc, , PhD, Tamas Nagy, MD, PhD, Szabolcs Kiss, MD, Zsolt Szakacs, MD, PhD, Marcell Imrei, MD, Andrea Szentesi, MSc, PhD, Aniko´ Nagy, MD, Attila Fabin, MSc, PhD, Peter Hegyi, MD, PhD, DSc and Attila Gyenesei, MSc, PhD, and on behalf of the KETLAK consortium. Please click the above link to see the authors’ affiliations. 07 September 2020

A first exploratory analysis of the regional economic impact of COVID-19 in Argentina
Andrés Niembro, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro and Carla Daniela Calá, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina.
19 August 2020

Is this the wright time to talk about Cloud Regions? The contribution of COVID-19 to concepts of Regional Development
Patricia Ikouta Mazza, Maria Mavri, University of the Aegean.
20 July 2020

Coronavirus Disease-19: Outbreaks In Iraq
Working manuscript regarding the Coronavirus outbreak
Mohammed Hadi Ali Al-Jumaili, Al-maarif University College, Iraq Ahmed Solaiman Hamed, University of Fallujah, Iraq. 26 June 2020

The Effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Expected Tourism Revenues for Natural Preservation. The Case of the Galapagos Islands
Coronavirus outbreak effects on expected tourism revenues in the Galapagos Islands
Juan Pablo Díaz-Sánchez, Moisés Alvarez, Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador. 25 May 2020

COVID-19: Lockdown and violence against women in homes
Shalu Nigam, Independent Researcher, Gender Governance and Human Rights, Independent
Centre for Women’s Developement Studies, New Delhi, Law, Adjunct, India
22 May 2020

Does lockdown work? A spatial analysis of the spread and concentration of Covid-19 in Italy
Sébastien Bourdin, Ludovic Jeanne, Fabien Nadou, Gabriel Noiret , EM Normandie Business School (France) – Métis Lab – Department of regional economics and sustainable development
14 May 2020

Containment efficiency and covid19 economic scenarios: the case of Morocco
The objective of this research is to model the economic consequences of the epidemic in Morocco
Zakaria Firano and Filali Fatine, University Mohammed V Rabat, Morocco
14 May 2020

The interest of social distancing
André Torre, Université Paris-Saclay, INRAE, Agroparistech, France
12 May 2020

Differentiated territorial effect of Covid-19 on the tourism sector in Morocco
RSPP Working Paper nº 2020.001. Special Series on Covid 19
by Ilyes Boumahdi, Nouzha Zaoujal and Abdellali Fadlallah, Morocco
20 April 2020

The cost of COVID-19 in manufacturing companies in Togo
New technical proposal
Dodo Akakpo, American Institute of Africa (AIA)
28 April 2020

The territorial impact of COVID-19: Managing the crisis across levels of government
A living document note that will be regularly updated in the coming weeks by OECD. Click here for French version.
Dorothée Allain-Dupré, Isabelle Chatry, Varinia Michalun and Antti Moisio, OECD. 23 April 2020

The uneven spatial footprint of the COVID-19 shutdown
Blog resilience
Tasos Kitsos, University of Birmingham, City-Redi, UK
21 April

Regional differences in the economic vulnerability to the current COVID-19 crisis in Austria
Please click above link to find the link of working paper in German version.
Julia Bachtrögler, Matthias Firgo, Oliver Fritz, Michael Klien, Peter Mayerhofer, Philipp Piribauer, Gerhard Streicher, WIFO, Austria.  21 April 2020

Simulating the spread of Covid – 19, the UK case
Very initial draft discussion paper. Comments and suggestions welcome.
Bernard Fingleton, University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy, UK.
20 April 2020

How effective has been the Spanish lockdown to battle COVID-19? A spatial analysis of the coronavirus propagation across provinces
Economic Discussion Papers. Any comments or suggestions to improve the quality and the potential publication in a journal are welcome.
Luis Orea, Inmaculada C. Álvarez, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. 16 April 2020

REGION Call for a Special Issue on Space and Health
For more information consult the Call for Papers
Deadlines: Expressions of interest: 31st May 2020 – Full papers submission: 30th November 2020
10 April 2020

ERSA Survey on Coronavirus, travel and living places
It is carried out by a multidisciplinary research group in Human & Social Sciences (Grenoble-Alpes University, Paris-Saclay University, Lyon 3 Jean Moulin University, EM Normandy Business School, Aix Marseille University, Le Havre University). 6 April 2020

An Assessment of Policy Implementation of China, Italy and India regarding Coronavirus
How the coronavirus outbreak has made countries implement their policies. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Rukmani Singaram & Devika Rose Roy, School of Business Studies and Social Sciences ,Bannerghatta Road  Campus  Bangalore, India
03 April 2020

Local resilience and the COVID-19 economic crisis
Thoughts on resilience to the economic impact of the crisis . Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Anastasios (Tasos) Kitsos, Brimingham Business School, UK
03 April 2020

Status Report on Actions and State Aid Measures against Economic Impacts of COVID-19 at European Union and Member State Level
Viktória Józsa, PhD, CEO at Nord Consult Ltd; Presidency Member of Hungarian Regional Science Association, Hungary
30 March 2020

ERSA Survey on coronavirus lockdown
Tell us how you are adapting to coronavirus confinement
This survey is being conducted by Lise Bourdeau-Lepage, Professor, University Lyon 3 UMR EVS

RSPP Call for Paper on Regional Drivers Effects and Policies of Coronavirus
Invitation to regional scientists to commit to these urgent research questions related to the current pandemic health issue and treating large amounts of data and information to generate useful knowledge for people, journalists, health providers and policy makers.
26 March 2020

Teaching on Jupyter
Using notebooks to accelerate learning and curriculum development

Jonathan Reades, King’s College London, UK
25 March 2020

The Corona pandemic is probing our societal basis: the functioning of Services of General Interest in cities and regions
Alois Humer, FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellow (J-3993-G29), Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
24 March 2020

Modelling coronavirus with spatial proximity effects
Very initial draft discussion paper. Comments and suggestions welcome.
Bernard Fingleton, University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy, UK
23 March 2020

“Coronavirus crisis requires greater local/national cohesion and European co-operation. As after world war II, we need to dump dirigism, more democracy and economic and institutional reforms in the EU: i.e. a common budget and put common growth and cohesion in the mandate of ECB”
Riccardo Cappellin, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Department of Management and Law, Italy
20 March 2020

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