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Pandemic

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Aug 2020

Early in 2020, the general expectation was that the coronavirus pandemic’s effects would be more severe in developing countries than in advanced economies, both on the public health and economic fronts. Preliminary evidence as of June 2020 supports a more optimistic assessment. To date, most low- ...
Keywords: Coronavirus, Pandemic, emerging markets, Developing Countries
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Pandemic

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Jul 2020

Efficient resource allocation, during a possible new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and similar public health crisis, requires understanding whether (and to which extent) COVID-related healthcare demand may displace or crowd-out non-COVID care. We study this crowd-out hypothesis using a large sample ...
Keywords: COVID-19, Healthcare Crowd-Out, Differences-In-Differences-In-Differences, Online Drug Retailing, Healthcare Capacity, Rx/OTC
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Pandemic

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Jun 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, millions of migrants around the world face food insecurity. This could force migrants to travel during the pandemic, exposing them to health risks and accelerating the spread of the virus. Anecdotal evidence demonstrates the importance of enforcing food security policies ...
Keywords: COVID-19, Migrants, Food Security, Mobility, Health Pandemics, Food, Distribution, policy, Global Range
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Pandemic

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Jul 2020

We use a novel panel with detailed transaction records of more than one million de-identified individuals to study the effect of a large-scale Chinese government-issued digital coupon program on consumer spending. At the core of this stimulus program are a set of salient features that drive the marg...
Keywords: COVID-19, fiscal stimulus program, MPC, policy experiment, Chinese digital coupon, behavioral economics
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Pandemic

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Jun 2020

On average, women comprise a smaller share of deaths from Covid-19. Variation in the share of Covid-19 deaths for women across countries and US States suggests that biological factors cannot fully account for this gender difference. I hypothesize that women’s participation in the workforce is rela...
Keywords: COVID-19, Death, gender, Work, Equality, Doctors, Nurses, labor Force Participation
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