Categorising Policy & Technology Interventions for a Pandemic: A Comparative and Conceptual Framework

33 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2020

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Naomi Moy

University of Bolgona

Marcello Antonini

University of Newcastle (Australia)

Mattias Kyhlstedt

Synergus RWE

Francesco Paolucci

University of Newcastle (Australia) - Newcastle Business School

Date Written: August 10, 2020

Abstract

A number of government measures and interventions are implemented in response to viral outbreaks or declared global pandemics. To examine the impact government and non-government interventions and technological responses have on individual behaviour, epidemiology, and economic outcomes, we propose a conceptual framework that categorises government policy directives. This framework assigns a gradient indicating the severity or impact of the measure. In doing so we provide a measure that examines the effect of dominant policy initiatives on the outcomes. We demonstrate the value of the categorisation process using the interventions for the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Keywords: public choice, applied economics and public policy, international comparison, health policy and technology, stringency trade-offs, COVID-19 pandemic

JEL Classification: I1; I15; I18; O20; D78; H12; H51

Suggested Citation

Moy, Naomi and Antonini, Marcello and Kyhlstedt, Mattias and Paolucci, Francesco, Categorising Policy & Technology Interventions for a Pandemic: A Comparative and Conceptual Framework (August 10, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3622966 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3622966

Naomi Moy (Contact Author)

University of Bolgona ( email )

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Marcello Antonini

University of Newcastle (Australia) ( email )

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Australia

Mattias Kyhlstedt

Synergus RWE ( email )

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Sweden

Francesco Paolucci

University of Newcastle (Australia) - Newcastle Business School ( email )

City Campus East – 231
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 8ST, NE1 8ST
Australia

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