Coming to grips with a viral macroeconomic literature on COVID19

Expecting that the economic impacts of COVID19 will be the topic of intense research for some time to come, we believe it is key to have a comprehensive oversight on (early) economic research on COVID19 and how it ties in with established results on the economics of communicable (and non-communicable) diseases. We thus review the literature with a view to identifying what new issues have to be understood for successfully addressing the macroeconomic consequences of COVID19 and to what extent we can draw on established knowledge.