Confronting Epidemics: The Need for Epi-econ IAMs

Timo Boppart, Karl Harmenberg, John Hassler, Per Krusell, Jonna Olsson

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Abstract

We discuss what tools would be useful in confronting epidemics, especially from the perspective of economics. Our main proposal is for policymakers to employ “epi-econ IAMs”: explicit Integrated Assessment Models, where epidemiology is integrated with economics. These models are under rapid development, but arguably not yet quite ready for quantitative use.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationStockholm
PublisherKonjunkturinstitutet
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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