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Coronavirus in Ireland: one behavioural scientist’s view

Pete Lunn

Mind & Society: Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Sciences, 2021, vol. 20, issue 2, No 10, 229-233

Abstract: Abstract This paper offers the perspective of a behavioural scientist advising and providing evidence for Ireland's government during the coronavirus pandemic. It describes how behavioural research informed the public response in the early months of the crisis, but lost influence as political conflict increased. It proposes some broader lessons for managing public health crises, one of which is to recognise the potential wisdom of crowds.

Keywords: COVID-19; Behavioural public policy; Wisdom of crowds (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s11299-021-00275-3

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