Ongoing COVID Mapping Projects
Telemedicine Opportunities and Obstacles
Financial Tracker for COVID-19
The Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS) maintains a live catalog of public financial responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. YPFS tracks financial policy interventions from federal governments and international institutions across six continents. Researchers distill complex policy actions into short entries, which contain key data, such as jurisdiction, instrument, size, and intended recipient. YPFS displays these entries on a public spreadsheet and allows users to observe responses in real-time, explore pre-arranged graphs and charts, and download data for independent manipulation.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its corresponding governmental responses involve the sudden slowdown of economic activity, which can produce unforeseen systemic financial risks. To preserve global financial stability amidst a health crisis, central bankers and other financial policymakers must coordinate massive interventions in short periods of time. YPFS hopes to reduce the input necessary for governments to make decisions that affect multiple financial systems at once. By visualizing these policies, YPFS aims to provide public servants with timely updates on the economic side of the crisis, helping them to better coordinate with their colleagues and prevent unintended consequences.