Ceyhun Elgin, Gokce Basbug, Abdullah Yalaman, 07 May 2020

The economic measures that governments around the world have taken in response to the Covid-19 pandemic vary in breadth and scope. This column presents a comprehensive review of the measures adopted by 166 countries. The findings show that the median age of the population, the number of hospital beds per capita, GDP per capita, and the number of total cases are all significantly associated with the extent of the economic policy response.

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