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The Bank of Canada COVID‑19 stringency index: measuring policy response across provinces

Calista Cheung (), Jerome Lyons, Bethany Madsen, Sarah Miller and Saarah Sheikh

No 2021-1, Staff Analytical Notes from Bank of Canada

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2020-02
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