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How do globalisation and pandemics interact? Surprising insights from a new model
Pol Antràs, Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg September 2020
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Tags: globalisation; covid-19

Pandemics are only possible because of international travel. But – perhaps surprisingly – in the absence of social distancing a more globalised country will not necessarily suffer a worse outbreak. Pol Antràs (Harvard), Stephen J. Redding (Princeton) and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton) set out their new framework to study the interaction between globalisation and pandemics.