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Does Testing for Coronavirus reduce Deaths?

Weshah Razzak ()

No 2005, Discussion Papers from School of Economics and Finance, Massey University, New Zealand

Abstract: We examine the effect of testing for Coronavirus on deaths in eight countries over the month of March 2020 by estimating a fixed-effect regression model using the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM). On average, the data reject the hypothesis that "testing" for the virus does not affect death. By country, however, we reject the hypothesis in two countries at the 5 percent level, in three countries at the 10 percent level, and could not reject it in three other countries.

Keywords: Pandemic; Testing and Deaths; Panel Data; Fixed Effect Model; GMM (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 C26 I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 12 pages
Date: 2020
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