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The economics of lockdown

Besley, Timothy and Stern, Nicholas (2020) The economics of lockdown. Fiscal Studies, 41 (3). 493 - 513. ISSN 0143-5671

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1475-5890.12246


In this paper, we suggest an approach to analysing policies relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the formulation of policy and sketch how the approach can be applied to different specific challenges as policymakers try to make difficult choices for managing the pandemic and protecting the economy and society.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
JEL classification: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy Formation, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E61 - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H10 - General
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H50 - General
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2020 10:54
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 03:12

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