Cross-Country Differences in Personal Protection Equipment Use
11 Pages Posted: 4 May 2020
Date Written: May 4, 2020
Why does the use of personal protection equipment (PPE) differ across countries? I develop a simple model and then offer several hypotheses. While the primary objective is to explain cross-country differences, the model suggests potential reasons for within-country and time-series variation, as well.
Keywords: disease, monitoring, network, network effect, network externality, personal protection equipment, pandemic, social sanction, virus
JEL Classification: D11, D85, I12, 035
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