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(Unintended) Consequences of export restrictions on medical goods during the Covid-19 pandemic

@article{Grassia2020UnintendedCO,
  title={(Unintended) Consequences of export restrictions on medical goods during the Covid-19 pandemic},
  author={Marco Grassia and Giuseppe Mangioni and Stefano Schiavo and Silvio Traverso},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  year={2020}
}
In the first half of 2020, several countries have responded to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic by restricting their export of medical supplies. Such measures are meant to increase the domestic availability of critical goods, and are commonly used in times of crisis. Yet, not much is known about their impact, especially on countries imposing them. Here we show that export bans are, by and large, counterproductive. Using a model of shock diffusion through the network of… Expand

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