One Foe, so Many Fights. Making Sense of Covid-19 Policies

15 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2020

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Hubert Kempf

Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (ENS)

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kempf, Hubert, One Foe, so Many Fights. Making Sense of Covid-19 Policies (2020). CESifo Working Paper No. 8325, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3618850

Hubert Kempf (Contact Author)

Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (ENS) ( email )

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Cachan, Paris 94235
France

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