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Social Distancing: Does Voluntary or Mandated Distancing have more Economic Impact?

New research by Professor Giancarlo Corsetti questions the assumption that voluntary social distancing has less economic impact than mandated social distancing in the current pandemic.

Published on: Monday 1st March 2021

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Recession

Infectious Diseases


Herd Immunity – Crucial Yet Irrelevant

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has published a new Bennett Institute for Public Policy blog "Herd Immunity – Crucial Yet Irrelevant" and working paper "On the Management of Population Immunity" (joint with Prof. Robert Rowthorn). Both the paper and blog look at the use of costly treatments or vaccinations on infectious diseases and the idea that once immune, individuals indirectly protect the remaining susceptibles, who benefit from a measure of herd immunity.

Published on: Tuesday 18th August 2020

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COVID-19

Infectious Diseases

Herd Immunity

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