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Minimizing COVID‐19 Transmission Cases: Do Policies and Institutions Matter?

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Abstract
This paper examines the effects of institutional factors and government policy responses on COVID-19 infection cases. It applies the Random Effects and GMM estimation techniques to panel data to explore the relationship between COVID-19 cases on the one hand and institutions and government policy responses on the other. The paper finds that the nature and timing of policy responses matter and that institutions play a crucial role in explaining observed infection cases across countries. The results also indicate that high population density and previous experience with infectious...
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