Population Science

(Theme Leader: Aldo Elizalde)

COVID-19 has caused a global public health emergency and huge economic damage. To understand the possible long-run implications of COVID-19 and implement policy responses researchers have looked at past pandemics and tried to learn from those experiences.

Researchers in the Population Science group at CHARMS combine sound empirical approaches with our unique advantage coming from the partnership with the Queen’s University Centre for Economic History (QUCEH) in order to understand the impact of major historical shocks and draw policy conclusions which can help policymakers when they have to deal with unexpected emergencies. Members within this theme have worked on pandemics, the famine, etc.

Current members within this group include: