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Which Businesses Will Covid-19 Disrupt and Why?

Published: 03rd April 2020 Last updated: 08th May 2020

An Assessment Based on Firm-Level Data, by Stephan Hollander (Tilburg University), Laurence van Lent (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Tarek Alexander Hassan (Boston University) and Ahmed Tahoun (London Business School)

The authors have written a new study on the economic impact of the coronavirus.  In the paper, they provide novel measures of the costs, benefits, and risks over 11,000 listed firms in 80+ countries associate with the spread of Covid-19, SARS, H1N1, and other epidemic diseases.

Their conclusion: “The scale of firm exposure to the coronavirus is unprecedented by earlier outbreaks, spans all major economies and is pervasive across all industries.”

 

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