- What are the consequences of COVID-19—as well as the interventions and reforms implemented to stop the spread of the disease—on public health, in terms of mortality and morbidity, but also psychological and physiological well-being more broadly?
- What are the consequences of the pandemic—as well as the interventions and reforms implemented to stop the spread of the disease—for central social and economic outcomes, like jobs, income and inequality?
The research project was started by Professor Torsten Persson in collaboration with the Swedish Corona Commission. Professor Persson, who was also a member of the commission, realized that it would be crucial for the commission to support new research in order to properly fulfill its task.
During its working period, which ended with the publication of a final report in February 2022, the Corona Commission supported the research in SWECOV, chiefly by financing data purchases from different registers. In early 2022, the board of Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Riksbank Tercentenary Foundation) took a decision to support the continuation of SWECOV—as a major data source and network for research about the pandemic and its consequences—with a generous four-year grant.
Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm university
Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Social Research at Stockholm university and at the Department of Finance at Stockholm School of Economics.
Researcher at the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Lund University.
Researcher at the Department of Public Health Sciences at Stockholm university
Steering boardThe SWECOV steering board sets the direction and agenda for the project. The board meets four times per year. In addition to the project coordinators above, the board currently consists of:
- Jonas Björk, Lund University
- Anna-Mia Ekström, Karolinska Institutet
- Tove Fall, Uppsala University
- Olle Lundberg, Stockholm University and FORTE
- Oskar Nordström Skans, Uppsala University