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Globalisation and pandemics: surprising interactions
Pol Antràs, Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
November 2020
Paper No' CEPCP591:
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CentrePiece 25 (3) Autumn 2020

Tags: globalization; pandemics; gravity equation; sir model

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, Stephen Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg set out a new framework for analysing the interaction between globalisation and pandemics.

This article summarises ‘Globalization and Pandemics’ by Pol Antràs, Stephen Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1716.