Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/216971
Authors: 
Homburg, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) 671
Abstract: 
The paper assesses the effectiveness of the large-scale lockdowns that took place during the SARS-CoV-2 (corona) pandemic. Countries considered include the United States, South Korea, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Sweden. Our research strategy utilizes the fact that fatal outcomes follow infections with a delay of 23 days. Therefore, the dates of the actual infections can be inferred from the data. The results suggest that lockdowns were superfluous and ineffective.
Subjects: 
Corona
SARS-CoV-2
COVID-19
Lockdown
JEL: 
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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