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Social distancing and contagion in a discrete choice model of COVID-19

Giorgos Baskozos, Giorgos Galanis and Corrado Di Guilmi ()
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Giorgos Baskozos: University of Oxford
Giorgos Galanis: Goldsmiths, University of London, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University and CRETA, University of Warwick

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Abstract: We present an epidemic model in which heterogenous agents choose whether to enact social distancing practices. The policy maker decides on the timing and the extent of policies that incentivise social distancing. We evaluate the consequences of interventions and find that: (i) the timing of intervention is paramount in slowing the contagion, and (ii) a delay cannot be compensated by stronger measures.

Date: 2020
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