Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/231443
Authors: 
Boianovsky, Mauro
Erreygers, Guido
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
CHOPE Working Paper No. 2021-01
Publisher: 
Duke University, Center for the History of Political Economy (CHOPE), Durham, NC
Abstract: 
The current COVID-19 pandemic has attracted significant attention from epidemiologists and economists alike. This differs from the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza pandemic, when academic economists hardly paid attention to its economic features, despite its very high mortality toll. We examine the reasons for that, by contrasting the ways epidemiologists and economists reacted to the Spanish Flu at the time and retrospectively within the next 25 years or so.
Subjects: 
Spanish Influenza
economists
business cycles
epidemiologists
labour supply
JEL: 
B19
B49
I19
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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