Behaviour change and infrastructure beyond Covid-19   |   Report

Impact of historic shocks on infrastructure demand

New analysis of the impact of historic shocks on the demand for infrastructure, informing the Commission's report on the potential impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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This research commissioned from Dr Jenny McArthur, Emilia Smeds and Dr Vedran Zerjav seeks to understand the nature of infrastructure demand and what drives it. The report uses seven case studies across sectors such as energy, telecommunications and transport to examine the impacts of historic shocks on the demand for infrastructure. The researchers consider how these historic shocks affected demand, the timings and duration of the resulting impacts, and the process of recovery. In looking at the characteristics of the shocks, the policy responses, and wider factors influencing the impacts, the research examines the similarities and differences between these historic shocks and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This research informed the Commission’s report Behaviour change and infrastructure beyond Covid-19.

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Behaviour change and infrastructure beyond Covid-19

Commission analysis of a range of scenarios for how the use of public transport, broadband networks and utilities might change as a result of the pandemic.

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