Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228051
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice
Diop, Samba
Nnanna, Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper No. WP/20/074
Abstract: 
The purpose of this study is to understand how countries have leveraged on their economic resilience to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The focus is on a global sample of 150 countries divided into four main regions, namely: Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, America and Europe. The study develops a health vulnerability index (HVI) and leverages on an existing economic resilience index (ERI) to provide four main scenarios from which to understand the problem statement, namely: 'low HVI-low ERI', 'high HVI-low ERI', 'high HVI-high ERI' and 'low HVI-high ERI' quadrants. It is assumed that countries that have robustly fought the pandemic are those in the 'low HVI-high ERI' quadrant and to a less extent, countries in the 'low HVI-low ERI' quadrant. Most European countries, one African country (i.e. Rwanda), four Asian countries (Japan, China, South Korea and Thailand) and six American countries (USA, Canada, Uruguay, Panama, Argentina and Costa Rica) are apparent in the ideal quadrant.
Subjects: 
Novel coronavirus
health vulnerability
economic resilience
JEL: 
E10
E12
E20
E23
I10
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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