One Foe, so Many Fights. Making Sense of Covid-19 Policies
15 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2020
Date Written: 2020
This paper develops a tractable model of a society hit by a viral pandemic. It is sufficiently rich so as to relate the optimal decisions of the policymaker to the underlying characteristics of this society, in terms of preferences, social mores and economic structures. This allows us to make sense of the diversity of policies adopted worldwide with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Keywords: Covid-19, public policy, trust, compliance, uncertainty
JEL Classification: E580, E620, F450, H760
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