Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/251098
Authors: 
Razzak, Weshah A.
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
EERI Research Paper Series No. 06/2020
Publisher: 
Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels
Abstract: 
We examine the effect of testing for Coronavirus on deaths in eight countries over the month of March 2020 by estimating a fixed-effect regression model using the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM). On average, the data reject the hypothesis that "testing" for the virus does not affect death. By country, however, we reject the hypothesis in two countries at the 5 percent level, in three countries at the 10 percent level, and could not reject it in three other countries. On average, testing for the virus is an important element of the health policy.
Subjects: 
Pandemic
Testing and Deaths
Panel Data
Fixed Effect Model
GMM
JEL: 
I10
C23
C26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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