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COVID-19: Economic Impacts

Resources to help you start research on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and its effects on our world.

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Impacts: Economic


S&P Global- Coronavirus Coverage
Business and economic analysis and insights from Standard & Poor's.  The UCI Libraries do not have access to any premium content. 


Moody's: Coronavirus Effects

In-depth and timely analysis of the effects of COVID-19 on national and global financial markets from Moody's Investors Service, the financial analysis giant. The UCI Libraries do not have access to any premium content.  


McKinsey & Company: Coronavirus
Articles and reports from the consulting firm providing news about the pandemic, and guiding organization in how they can respond to the pandemic.  The UCI Libraries do not have access to any premium content.


Womply
The company sells technology and data solutions to small businesses.  Their research and reports reveal the economic impact of COVID-19 on small businesses across the U.S., e.g. business closures.  The UCI Libraries do not have access to any premium content.
 

US Chamber of Commerce
Includes coronavirus small business impact poll reports for a few months of 2020.

 

The following are premium business databases, each with a COVID-19 analysis portal.  

  • Mintel
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    Market research reports on consumer lifestyles and retail shopping behavior, for the United States.  
     

  • IBISWorld
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    Easy to understand 30-page industry reports on 700+ industries in the United States.

     
  • FitchConnect
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    Global, regional and country risk assessments, analysis, and expert commentary on 20+ industries and more than 200 countries and territories that collectively account for 99% of world GDP.  

     
  • eMarketer
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    Industry and market research data, charts, and reports on topics for everything digital, including:  ad spending, advertising, marketing, media device usage, mobile usage, ecommerce, social media, video, and demographics. 

 

  • Passport Global Market Information Database
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    Consumer lifestyle market research reports for 80+ countries.  Market data on over 350 consumer products in 82 countries over a six years period covering volume and market value.


U.S. Census COVID-19 Data Hub
Demographic and economic data related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The interactive platform includes key demographic data from the American Community Survey, and key data on businesses from County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Business Formation Statistics and other programs. The hub was built in collaboration with ESRI and leverages many features of the ArcGIS platform and solution templates.  The platform will be updated periodically as the COVID-19 recovery evolves.


Mintel
Access: UCI
Market research reports on consumer lifestyles and retail shopping behavior, for the United States.  Reports include accompanying databooks.  

 

SafeGraph
​Shows data from recent months on commercial activity (foot traffic trends) compared to the same time period from previous years to share insights into how the ongoing pandemic is impacting the US economy and disrupting daily life.


Google Community Mobility Reports

Reports on countries worldwide that chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

  • Per Google: "These reports will be available for a limited time, so long as public health officials find them useful in their work to stop the spread of COVID-19."

 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) COVID-19 Data
Part of the AWS Data Exchange.  Includes third-party data to help academics, researchers, and the healthcare community triage COVID-19 related issues. [Amazon is] working with organizations who make COVID-19-related data available from various sources, such as public records, foot traffic and business vsitation patterns, economic activity, and more. 

 

Homebase
A scheduling and time tracking tool used by 100,000+ local businesses and their hourly employees. Homebase’s customers in the US primarily consist of restaurant, food & beverage, retail and services and are largely individual owned/operator managed businesses.  Data show the extent to which COVID-19 has impacted Main St. as compared to pre-COVID levels.

 

COVID Impact Survey
From The Data Foundation, a non-profit think tank.  National and regional statistics about physical health, mental health, economic security, and social dynamics in the U.S..  Downloadable datasets cover early-mid 2020, and a pre-formatted citation are available at the bottom of the Results page.  

 

American Bankruptcy Institute
Monthly bankruptcy statistics by state and by jurisdiction district.

 

See Also

Research Guides
UCI Librarians manage dozesn of guides, covering all disciplines at UCI.  Here's a handful of guides for further research:

Art
Drama
Music
Film & Media Studies
Education
History
Criminology, Law, & Society
Political Science
Public Health
Social Science Data
Sociology
Urban Planning & Public Policy
Earth System Science

Software

Software in the Libraries
Access useful programs for data analysis, like R, Stata and SPSS.