The Bank of Canada COVID‑19 stringency index: measuring policy response across provinces
Calista Cheung (),
Sarah Miller and
No 2021-1, Staff Analytical Notes from Bank of Canada
We construct an index that systematically measures and tracks the stringency of government policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across Canadian provinces. Researchers can use this stringency index to analyze how the pandemic is affecting the economy.
Keywords: Business fluctuations and cycles; Coronavirus disease (COVID-19); Domestic demand and components; Recent economic and financial developments; Regional economic developments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E20 H7 I18 R1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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