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The economics of lockdown

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

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1475-5890.12246


This paper suggests an approach to analysing policies relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses the formulation of policy and sketches how the approach can be applied to different specific challenges as policy-makers try to make difficult choices for managing the pandemic and protecting the economy and society.

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Additional Information: © 2020 Institute for Fiscal Studies
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
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2020 10:54
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2020 09:24

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