Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228047
Authors: 
Diop, Samba
Asongu, Simplice
Nnanna, Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper No. WP/20/070
Abstract: 
The study complements the extant literature by constructing Covid-19 economic vulnerability and resilience indexes using a global sample of 150 countries which are categorized into four principal regions, namely: Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, America and Europe. Seven variables are used for the vulnerability index and nine for the resilience index. Both regions and sampled countries are classified in terms of the two proposed and computed indexes. The classification of countries is also provided in terms of four scenarios pertaining to vulnerability and resilience characteristics, notably: low vulnerability-low resilience, high vulnerability-low resilience, high vulnerability-high resilience and low vulnerability-high resilience to respectively illustrate, sensitive, severe, asymptomatic and best cases. The findings are relevant to policy makers especially as it pertains to decision making in resources allocation in the fight against the global pandemic.
Subjects: 
Novel coronavirus
Economic vulnerability
Economic resilience
JEL: 
E10
E12
E20
E23
I10
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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