A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics shows that social networks help explain not only the spread of the disease but also cross-country spillovers in perceptions about coronavirus risk and in social distancing behavior.
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COVID-19 outbreak, social response, and early economic effects: a global VAR analysis of cross-country interdependencies
Journal of Population Economics (2021) 34, Issue 1: FORTHCOMING
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GLO Fellow Fabio Milani
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Yun Qiu, Xi Chen & Wei Shi, Impacts of social and economic factors on the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China
Journal of Population Economics 33, 1127–1172 (2020). OPEN ACCESS