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On the dynamics emerging from pandemics and infodemics

Stephan Leitner ()
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Stephan Leitner: University of Klagenfurt

Mind & Society: Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Sciences, 2021, vol. 20, issue 1, No 15, 135-141

Abstract: Abstract This position paper discusses emerging behavioral, social, and economic dynamics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and puts particular emphasis on two emerging issues: First, delayed effects (or second strikes) of pandemics caused by dread risk effects are discussed whereby two factors which might influence the existence of such effects are identified, namely the accessibility of (mis-)information and the effects of policy decisions on adaptive behavior. Second, the issue of individual preparedness to hazardous events is discussed. As events such as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds complex behavioral patterns which are hard to predict, sophisticated models which account for behavioral, social, and economic dynamics are required to assess the effectivity and efficiency of decision-making.

Keywords: COVID-19; Delayed effects of pandemics; Individual preparedness; Policy making; Adaptive society; Social dynamics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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