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Lives v livelihoods, part 2: suppression or control?

Adler, Matthew, Bradley, Richard, Ferranna, Maddalena, Fleurbaey, Hélène, Hammitt, James K. and Voorhoeve, Alex (2020) Lives v livelihoods, part 2: suppression or control? LSE Covid 19 Blog (11 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Limiting the length of lockdown is key to minimising the damage the pandemic inflicts on livelihoods. Matthew Adler (Duke University/LSE), Richard Bradley (LSE), Maddalena Ferranna (Princeton), Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton and Paris School of Economics), James Hammitt (Harvard) and Alex Voorhoeve (LSE) compare the benefit-cost and social welfare approaches to doing so. They find early suppression is often best, if it can be ensured that those on lower incomes bear a smaller share of the economic burden of lockdown.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2020 13:33
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 13:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106336

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