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Pleninger, Regina
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Streicher, Sina
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Sturm, Jan-Egbert
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2021-07-07T11:36:01Z
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2021-07-07T09:56:28Z
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2021-07-07T11:36:01Z
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2021-06
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/493408
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10.3929/ethz-b-000493408
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We study the interplay of non-pharmaceutical containment measures, human behavior, and the spread of COVID-19 in Switzerland. First, we collect sub-national data and construct indices that capture the stringency of containment measures at the cantonal level. Second, we use a vector autoregressive (VAR) model to analyze feedback effects between our variables of interest via structural impulse responses. Our results suggest that increases in the stringency of containment measures lead to a significant reduction of weekly infections as well as debit card transactions, which serve as a proxy for behavioral changes in the population. Furthermore, analyzing different policy measures individually shows that business closures, recommendations to work from home, and restrictions on gatherings have been particularly effective in containing the spread of COVID-19 in Switzerland. Finally, our findings indicate a sizeable voluntary reduction in debit card transactions in response to a positive infection shock.
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KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
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COVID-19
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Reproduction Rate
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Stringency
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Switzerland
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dc.title
Do COVID-19 Containment Measures Work? Evidence from Switzerland
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Working Paper
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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
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KOF Working Papers
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494
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53 p.
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JEL - JEL::H - Public Economics::H1 - Structure and Scope of Government::H12 - Crisis Management
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JEL - JEL::H - Public Economics::H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies::H51 - Government Expenditures and Health
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JEL - JEL::H - Public Economics::H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations::H73 - Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their Effects
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JEL - JEL::I - Health, Education, and Welfare::I1 - Health::I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
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JEL - JEL::R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics::R5 - Regional Government Analysis::R59 - Other
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JEL - JEL::H - Public Economics::H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations::H75 - State and Local Government: Health; Education; Welfare; Public Pensions
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Zurich
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03716 - Sturm, Jan-Egbert / Sturm, Jan-Egbert
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute::06330 - KOF FB Konjunktur / KOF Macroeconomic forecasting
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KOF-Key-Corona
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