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Mathias Trabandt

Meet the (Surprisingly Rational) COVID Consumer

Research on initial consumer spending shows that those at higher risk were making safer choices.

Researchers: Sergio Rebelo, Martin Eichenbaum, Mathias Trabandt, Francisco Lima and Miguel Godinho de Matos

November 2, 2020

Economics

The Wrong Way to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing

Robust testing is key to safely reopening the economy. But a new model shows that if testing is not paired with “smart containment,” it could backfire.

Researchers: Martin Eichenbaum, Sergio Rebelo and Mathias Trabandt

May 27, 2020

Policy

Containing COVID-19 Will Devastate the Economy. Here’s the Economic Case for Why It’s Still Our Best Option.

The death toll from failing to contain the virus will be far more costly to society.

Researchers: Martin Eichenbaum, Sergio Rebelo and Mathias Trabandt

March 26, 2020

Policy