Cross-Country Differences in Personal Protection Equipment Use

11 Pages Posted: 4 May 2020

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William J. Luther

Florida Atlantic University; American Institute for Economic Research

Date Written: May 4, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Luther, William J., Cross-Country Differences in Personal Protection Equipment Use (May 4, 2020). AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3591824 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3591824

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