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COVID-19 and finance: Agendas for future research

John W. Goodell

Finance Research Letters, 2020, vol. 35, issue C

Abstract: This paper highlights the enormous economic and social impact of COVID-19 with respect to articles that have either prognosticated such a large-scale event, and its economic consequences, or have assessed the impacts of other epidemics and pandemics. A consideration of possible impacts of COVID-19 on financial markets and institutions, either directly or indirectly, is briefly outlined by drawing on a variety of literatures. A consideration of the characteristics of COVID-19, along with what research suggests have been the impacts of other past events that in some ways roughly parallel COVID-19, points toward avenues of future investigation.

Keywords: COVID-19 and finance; Pandemics; Financial market risk; Bank risk; Catastrophe insurance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H12 H41 H51 Q54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2020.101512

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