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Democracy, culture, and contagion: political regimes and countries responsiveness to Covid-19

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A widely held belief is that autocratic governments have been more effective in reducing the movement of people to curb the spread of Covid-19. Using the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT), and a real-time dataset with daily information on travel and movement across 111 countries, we find that autocratic regimes imposed more stringent lockdowns and relied more on contact tracing. However, we find no evidence that autocratic governments were more effective in reducing travel,...

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https://cepr.org/content/covid-economics-vetted-and-real-time-papers-0

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Martin School
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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Research group:
Oxford Martin School
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Research group:
Oxford Martin School
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Publisher:
Centre for Economic Policy Research
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Covid Economics More from this journal
Issue:
18
Pages:
222-238
Publication date:
2020-05-15
Acceptance date:
2020-05-13
Language:
English
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1123521
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pubs:1123521
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2020-08-04

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