Causal Impact of Masks, Policies, Behavior on Early Covid-19 Pandemic in the U.S.

@article{Chernozhukov2020CausalIO,
  title={Causal Impact of Masks, Policies, Behavior on Early Covid-19 Pandemic in the U.S.},
  author={V. Chernozhukov and H. Kasahara and P. Schrimpf},
  journal={medRxiv},
  year={2020}
}
This paper evaluates the dynamic impact of various policies, such as school, business, and restaurant closures, adopted by the US states on the growth rates of confirmed Covid-19 cases and social distancing behavior measured by Google Mobility Reports, where we take into consideration of people's voluntarily behavioral response to new information of transmission risks. Using the US state-level data, our analysis finds that both policies and information on transmission risks are important… Expand
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