Lockdowns and COVID-19 Deaths in Scandinavia
25 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2020
Date Written: June 1, 2020
We estimate the impact of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) on COVID-19 deaths in Scandinavia. We exploit policy variation between Denmark and Norway on the one hand and Sweden on the other. The former deployed relatively more stringent lockdowns, the latter did not. Our difference-in-differences models show that stricter lockdown policies are associated with fewer COVID-19 deaths.
Note: Funding: Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Declaration of Interest: None to declare
Keywords: COVID-19, Scandinavia, Lockdowns
JEL Classification: I10, I18
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