Rachel Ngai's picture
Affiliation: 
London School of Economics

Voting history

The Economic Cost of School Closures

Question 2: To what extent will school closures increase inequality in human capital development?

Answer:
By a large amount and persistently
Confidence level:
Very confident

Question 3: To what extent will school closures increase gender inequality due to unequal gender distribution of the burden of school closures?

Answer:
By a large amount but temporarily
Confidence level:
Confident

Question 1:What damage will school closures have on economic growth over a 10-15 year horizon?

Answer:
Moderate
Confidence level:
Confident

Will COVID-19 Cause Permanent Damage to the UK Economy?

Question 1: How quickly will the economy rebound (e.g. to the pre-pandemic trend) once the COVID-19 pandemic has been contained and absent major policy interventions? 

Answer:
The pandemic will have a permanent effect on trend growth
Confidence level:
Confident

Question 2: Which aspect of the economy poses the greatest risk for a slow recovery?

Answer:
Human capital (education and job experience)
Confidence level:
Confident

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