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The impact of Covid-19, associated behaviours and policies on the UK economy: A computable general equilibrium model

Authors
  • Keogh-Brown, Marcus R.1
  • Jensen, Henning Tarp1, 2
  • Edmunds, W. John3
  • Smith, Richard D.4
  • 1 Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
  • 2 Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 25, DK-1958, Frederiksberg C, Denmark
  • 3 Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
  • 4 College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter, Medical School Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Type
Published Article
Journal
SSM - Population Health
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 14, 2020
Volume
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100651
PMID: 33072839
PMCID: PMC7553875
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

• Health-related economic impacts from Covid-19 may cost the UK economy £40bn in 2020. • Preventative mitigation/suppression actions will impose unprecedented economic losses. • Minimising the duration of business closures is key to preventing catastrophic costs.

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