“Central Banks in a Shifting World”.November 2020. Front. Trade as a component of the World Uncertainty Index has been low and nearly flat for most of the last twenty years, but has experienced a major spike in uncertainty over the last four years, in particular due to the U.S.-China trade dispute and the setbacks in negotiating a smooth UK … (See the World Uncertainty index and the new pandemic uncertainty index. According to the World Pandemic Uncertainty Index (WPUI), a new measure of economic uncertainty related to disease outbreaks developed by the International Monetary Fund, global uncertainty around the novel coronavirus is at a record high — much higher than in … Public Health 8:615344. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.615344 The WUI is computed by counting the percent of word “uncertain” (or its variant) in the Economist Intelligence Unit country reports. November 2020. International Monetary Fund. To the best of our knowledge, the current s … "European Economic Forecast - Autumn 2020". Note that the World Uncertainty Index series have moved from the Economic Policy Uncertainty release page to its own release … FRED has added 288 new quarterly series from World Uncertainty Index authors Hites Ahir, Nicholas Bloom, and Davide Furceri: the World Pandemic Uncertainty Index (an aggregate index of discussion about pandemics) and the indices for 143 countries.. These are unusual times, but there was significant economic uncertainty even before the globe was hit with the COVID19 pandemic. "Recovery from the Pandemic Crisis: Balancing Short-Term and Long-Term Concerns". Stay on top of Coronavirus pandemic latest developments on the ground with Al Jazeera’s fact-based news, exclusive video footage, photos and updated maps. The World Pandemic Uncertainty Index is constructed by counting the number of times uncertainty is mentioned within a proximity to a word related to pandemics in the Economist Intelligence Unit country reports. European Commission. (2019) and measures economic uncertainty related to pandemics and other disease outbreaks across the world as reflected in the Economist Intelligence Unit country reports. Academic work using our data Google ScholarSSRN Government officials using our data 2020 November 2020. The world pandemic uncertainty index (WPUI) is based on the work of Ahir et al. Keywords: household consumption, pandemics-related uncertainty, world pandemic uncertainty index, COVID-19 related uncertainty, panel data estimations. In this study, the asymmetric Granger causality relationship between tourist arrivals and world pandemic uncertainty index is examined by controlling inflation, consumer confidence index, and industrial production for the period 2000M1 and 2020M1 in Italy. Citation: Wu S (2020) Effects of Pandemics-Related Uncertainty on Household Consumption: Evidence From the Cross-Country Data. What a year – a global pandemic, a wavering stock market, rising numbers of unemployed people and continued uncertainty in global markets. World Bank. Yet, … The World Pandemic Uncertainty Index is constructed by counting the number of times uncertainty is mentioned within a proximity to a word related to pandemics in the Economist Intelligence Unit country reports.