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Modelling the economic impact of COVID19 under different policy choices: Mitigation versus suppression when time is a scarce resource

Authors
  • Birch, Stephen1, 2
  • 1 Centre for the Business and Economics of Health, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2 Centre for Health Economics, University of Manchester, UK
Type
Published Article
Journal
SSM - Population Health
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 14, 2020
Volume
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100667
PMID: 33072840
PMCID: PMC7553863
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

Keogh-Brown et al.(2020) illustrate the application of economic modelling to inform and guide policy making during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. The methodology is based on linking a general equilibrium economic model to a simple epidemiological model of the infection. In this commentary a number of issues are discussed relating to the construction and application of the model, and the implications of the findings for government policies.

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