Econometrics - Tony Blakely (UoM)

Econometrics Seminar Series

Title: COVID-19 Pandemic Trade-Offs
Abstract:  COVID-19 keeps on evolving and changing.  Modelling has been, and will continue to be, essential for trying to plan our way through this pandemic.  This presentation will focus on the modelling that is publicly available at COVID-19 Pandemic Trade-Off(www.pandemictradeoffs.com), and associated research.  An agent-based model is central, to estimate how infection rates respond to policies such as lockdowns, mask wearing and vaccination.  This then feeds through to an integrated epidemiological and economic model to estimate health adjusted life years and costs.