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={Victor Chernozhukov and Hiroyuki Kasahara and Paul Schrimpf},
  journal={Journal of Econometrics},
  year={2020},
  volume={220},
  pages={23 - 62}
}
The paper evaluates the dynamic impact of various policies adopted by US states on the growth rates of confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths as well as social distancing behavior measured by Google Mobility Reports, where we take into consideration people’s voluntarily behavioral response to new information of transmission risks in a causal structural model framework. Our analysis finds that both policies and information on transmission risks are important determinants of Covid-19 cases and… 
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