Venezuela at the stage of macroeconomic collapse: A historical and comparative analysis

ABSTRACT: By 2018, Venezuela had lost 49.32% of its total GDP in just five years (2014-2018). Performing a historical and comparative analysis with Stata’s econometrics package, results show that this aggregated evolution of GDP represents the worst macroeconomic performance in magnitude and duration in the history of Venezuela (1950-2018), the worst in Latin America andContinue reading “Venezuela at the stage of macroeconomic collapse: A historical and comparative analysis”

Covid-19 and the Welsh economy: Shutdown sectors and key workers

BRIEFING PAPER The disruption caused by Covid-19 on the Welsh economy prompted huge and immediate economic responses from the UK and Welsh governments. Some £1.7 billion of support for Welsh businesses has been announced through the Welsh budget for this year, with £680 million reaching businesses through Welsh local authorities to date. In May, 316,500Continue reading “Covid-19 and the Welsh economy: Shutdown sectors and key workers”

Composition of key workers in Wales

BRIEFING PAPER Key workers are playing a vital role in helping the country overcome the unprecedented challenges that Covid-19 has imposed on the economy and on society. Wales’ success in containing the spread of the virus and simultaneously ensuring the continued provision of essential public services will heavily depend on the ability of key workersContinue reading “Composition of key workers in Wales”

Health conditions in the Welsh workforce

Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and in some patients may affect the lungs progressing to pneumonia, multi-organ failure, and death. People of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from Covid19. Using data from the Labour Force Survey inContinue reading “Health conditions in the Welsh workforce”