BREAD Working Paper No. 581, October 2020

Industrial Clusters, Networks and Resilience to the Covid-19 Shock in China Ruochen Dai, Dilip Mookherjee, Yingyue Quan, Xiaobo Zhang Abstract This paper examines resilience of Chinese firms to the Covid-19 shock, and how it varied with a cluster index (measuring spatial agglomeration of firms in related industries) at the county level. Two data sources are […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 586, February 2021

Apart but Connected: Online Tutoring and Student Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic Michela Carlana, Eliana La Ferrara Abstract In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the governments of most countries or- dered the closure of schools, potentially exacerbating existing learning gaps. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of an intervention implemented in Italian middle schools that provides […]