VoxChina Covid-19 Forum (First Edition): Public Health and Public Policy




Covid-19 Public Health and Public Policy Virtual Forum

First Edition

Organized by School of Management and Economics, CUHK-Shenzhen


School of Entrepreneurship and Management, ShanghaiTech University

Hosted by VoxChina

Date: April 11, Saturday 9-11am, US Eastern time

Time: 2 Hours

Covid-19 poses unprecedented challenges to the global health and global economy. We are pleased to initiate a series of Covid-19 Public Health and Public Policy Virtual Forums to discuss the impact and policy responses to Covid-19.
The first edition will include four papers. Each paper has 20 minutes for presentation. There will be 40 minutes of Q&, comments and suggestions.

· An SEIR Infectious Disease Model with Testing and Conditional Quarantine
NBER WP #26901

David Berger (Duke University)

Kyle Herkenhoff (FRB New York)

Simon Mongey (University of Chicago)

· Pandemic and Panic: Government as the Supplier of Last Resort

Yi Huang (Graduate Institute and CEPR)

Chen Lin (Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Hong Kong)

Pengfei Wang (PHBS, Peking University and HKUST)

Zhiwei Xu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

· Human Mobility Restrictions and the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China
NBER WP #26906

Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania and ShanghaiTech University)

Long Wang (ShanghaiTech University)

Yang Yang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

· Impacts of social and economic factors on the transmission of coronavirus disease (covid-19) in china

Paper available at doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.13.20035238
Yun Qiu (Jinan University)

Xi Chen (Yale University)

Wei Shi (Jinan University)

Yang Yang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Zoom Meeting Registration:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Apr 11, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Forum Rules:

§ The virtual forum will not be recorded so as to encourage participants to present preliminary work.

§ Because presentations are short, please do not interrupt the presentation.  All questions and comments will be addressed during the discussion.

§ Everyone has to raise their hand to ask a question or make a comment and wait for the host to call on them to talk.

§ Attendees will be unmuted by the host when it is their turn to talk after they have raised their hand.

§ We are still learning Zoom meeting capacities. Please be patient with us.