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Corona Politics: The political cost of mismanagement

What are the political costs of mismanaging a Pandemic? Loose pandemic policies are politically costly - governments that placed more weight on health rather than short-term economic outcomes obtained higher approval. Cristoph Trebesch (Kiel Institute for the World Economy, CEPR) talks to Tim Phillips about the findings in his recent Covid Economics paper: Corona politics: The cost of mismanaging pandemics Helios Herrera, Maximilian Konradt, Guillermo Ordoñez and Christoph Trebesch, Covid Economics #50