The Sooner (and the Smarter), the Better: COVID-19 Containment Measures and Fiscal Responses

Author/Editor:

Amr Hosny

Publication Date:

March 5, 2021

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper finds empirical evidence that faster and smarter containment measures were associated with lower fiscal responses to the COVID-19 shock. We also find that initial conditions, such as fiscal space, income, health preparedness and budget transparency were important in shaping the amount and design of the COVID-19 fiscal response.

Series:

Working Paper No. 2021/065

Subject:

Frequency:

regular

English

Publication Date:

March 5, 2021

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513571638/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2021065

Format:

Paper

Pages:

23

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