Lockdowns and COVID-19 Deaths in Scandinavia

Martin J. Conyon, Lerong He, Steen Thomsen

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We estimate the impact of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) on COVID-19 deaths in Scandinavia. We exploit policy variation between Denmark and Norway on the one hand and Sweden on the other. The former deployed relatively more stringent lockdowns, the latter did not. Our difference-in-differences models show that stricter lockdown policies are associated with fewer COVID-19 deaths.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCovid Economics
Issue number26
Pages (from-to)17-42
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2020

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