The COVID Economic Policy Modelling Group was established in early 2020 to model and explore key public policy questions in relation to COVID-19. The modelling group has: analysed Australia's first wave and the public health and economic consequences of delayed suppression; explored the public health outcomes of alternative (duration and stringency) public health measures in response to Australia's second (Victorian) wave; developed a statistical method to determine the true (population) infection rate for COVID-19; performed a comparison of the public health outcomes in Nordic countries in 2020; and modelled the possible morbidities and mortalities associated with Phase D of the National Plan to transition Australia's response to COVID-19.
Multiple researchers have contributed to this research and related opinion pieces. The contributors include: Quentin Grafton, Kathryn Glass and Long Chu at the Australian National University; Tom Kompas and James Camac at the University of Melbourne; John Parslow; Nhu Che; Stein Ivar Steinshamn at the Norwegian School of Economics; and Marylouise McLaws at the University of New South Wales
Members of the COVID policy modelling group include: Quentin Grafton (Convenor) and Long Chu at the Australian National University; Tom Kompas and James Camac at the University of Melbourne; and Nhu Che.