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The geography of pandemic containment

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Authors and Corporations: Giannone, Elisa (Author), Paixão, Nuno (Author), Pang, Xinle (Author)
Other Authors: Paixão, Nuno [Author] • Pang, Xinle [Author]
Edition: Last updated: June 10, 2021
Type of Resource: E-Book
Language: English
[Ottawa] Bank of Canada [2021]
Series: Bank of Canada: Staff working paper ; 2021, 26
Source: Verbunddaten SWB
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Summary: How does interconnectedness affect the course of a pandemic? What are the optimal withinand between-state containment policies? We embed a spatial SIR model into a multi-sector quantitative trade model. We calibrate it to US states and the COVID-19 pandemic and find that interconnectedness increases the death toll by 146,200 lives. A local within-state containment policy minimizes welfare losses relative to a national policy or to one that reduces mobility between states. The optimal policy combines local within- and betweenstate restrictions and saves 289,300 lives. This optimal policy induces a peak reduction in mobility of 25.97% that saves approximately 23% more lives. Different timing of policies across states is key to minimizing losses. States like South Carolina might have imposed internal lockdowns too early but travel restrictions too late.
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