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Università degli Studi di Pavia

PERISCOPE partner launches new article

PERISCOPE partner Università degli Studi di Pavia (UNIPV) launched a new article entitled "Network based evidence of the financial impact of Covid-19 pandemic".




How much the largest worldwide companies, belonging to different sectors of the economy, are suffering from the pandemic? Are economic relations among them changing? In this paper, we address such issues by analyzing the top 50 S&P companies by means of market and textual data. Our work proposes a network analysis model that combines such two types of information to highlight the connections among companies with the purpose of investigating the relationships before and during the pandemic crisis. In doing so, we leverage a large amount of textual data through the employment of a sentiment score which is coupled with standard market data. Our results show that the COVID-19 pandemic has largely affected the US productive system, however differently sector by sector and with more impact during the second wave compared to the first.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing forms of structural racism and inequality, and generated new social divides. As we emerge from it, we beginning to see the legacies of stigma and trauma that have disproportionately impacted certain groups – especially marginalised groups who are underserved by the state.  


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