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Policy Implications of Models of the Spread of Coronavirus: Perspectives and Opportunities for Economists

Christopher Avery, William Bossert, Adam Clark, Glenn Ellison () and Sara Fisher Ellison

No 27007, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: This paper provides a critical review of models of the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic that have been influential in recent policy decisions. There is tremendous opportunity for social scientists to advance the relevant literature as new and better data becomes available to bolster economic outcomes and save lives.

JEL-codes: C60 I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-04
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